Best Pecan Pie Filling Recipe

The best pecan pie filling is made with maple syrup, browned butter and a touch of bourbon.


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Best Pecan Pie Filling Recipe
Best Pecan Pie Filling Recipe

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.


Best Pecan Pie Filling Recipe

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pecan
Servings: 8
Calories: 453kcal
Author: Lisa LeCoump

Equipment

  • kitchen scale

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 275° F.
  • Place a medium sized mixing bowl on the scale and measure in the melted browned butter.
  • Zero the scale and measure in the sugar and stir to combine.
  • Add the eggs and use a whisk to combine.
  • Zero the scale and measure in the maple syrup. Add the vanilla and bourbon or rum, and continue whisking to combine.
  • Zero the scale and measure in the toasted chopped pecans, stirring to combine.
  • Pour into warm, baked pie shell, tart crust or into ramekins.
  • Bake at 275° F until the center looks set, but still loose and jiggles when moved. The filling will set up as it cools. This will be about 60 minutes for a pie, 30 minutes for a ramekin.
  • Place on a rack and allow to cool completely for at least 3 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg

WHY THIS RECIPE IS SUSTAINABLE:

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Nutrition Facts
Best Pecan Pie Filling Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
453
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
30
g
46
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Trans Fat
 
0.4
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
13
g
Cholesterol
 
88
mg
29
%
Sodium
 
108
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
224
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
45
g
15
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
39
g
43
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
415
IU
8
%
Vitamin C
 
0.3
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
76
mg
8
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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