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
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.
Heilala produces the best tasting vanilla we have ever tried. Plus, it is ethically produced. We use the pure vanilla extract when baking.
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