The best pecan pie filling is made with maple syrup, browned butter and a touch of bourbon.
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WHY THIS IS THE BEST PECAN PIE FILLING RECIPE
This pie filling can be used for pies, tarts, tartlets or even served in ramekins without a crust. Made with browned butter, maple syrup, toasted pecans, and a touch of bourbon or rum, this recipe is full of flavor. Baked on a low temperature and removed from the oven before it is baked completely, the filling is silky smooth. Perfect for the holiday table. This is especially appropriate for Thanksgiving, since it uses maple syrup, Bourbon and pecans – all traditionally American ingredients, important in American history.
INGREDIENTS FOR THE BEST PECAN PIE FILLING RECIPE
Browned butter – We make the browned butter from Horizon Organics butter. We think Horizon products taste better than any other dairy products we have tried. And this also helps to make this recipe sustainable.
Maple syrup – We use a grade B maple syrup, because we want the maple flavor. The grade B means it is darker and has more maple flavor than grade A. It doesn’t mean it is not as good as grade A.
Bakers Imitation Vanilla Flavoring – When baking, we find there is more vanilla flavoring that comes through when we use the imitation vanilla flavoring than when we use a vanilla pod. So we save the vanilla pods for ice cream where the flecks of vanilla add to the appearance. The flavoring also saves money, and is easier on the environment.