Recipe by Steve_G
Don't like too sweet pecan pie? You'll like this one then, it's mostly nuts with just enough filling to hold them together. Nice change of pace and very decadent. I saw a pecan pie at a local Creole restaurant, in a suburb of Washington DC, that gave me the idea to develop this one.
- 5 1⁄2 cups pecan halves
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3⁄4 cup light corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 pie shell
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spread 1/2 cup of the pecans on a baking sheet and toast them in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned and fragrant.
- Let cool completely.
- Place the roasted nuts in a food processor and process until smooth and buttery.
- Add the flour and pulse until incorporated.
- Scrape into a large bowl and set aside.
- Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until it starts to foam and turns a light brown.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- Add the brown sugar, corn syrup, eggs, vanilla, and browned butter to the nut paste and stir until well blended.
- Fold in the remaining 5 cups pecans.
- Pour the filling into the pre-baked pie shell.
- Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the filling is slightly puffed and the crust is golden brown.
- Transfer to a rack to cool.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.