Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 40 mins
Here is another recipe from my friend Lisa. She comments that the egg yolks and cream gives the filling a richness while balancing the sweetness. I couldn't agree more. My neighbor has tried several other pecan pie recipes but has said that this is going to be her go-to recipe from now on.
Sweet Pie Pastry
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 6 ounces cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons ice cold water
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 cup dark corn syrup
- 3⁄4 cup light brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted and cooled
- 1⁄4 cup cream
- 1⁄2 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 cups toasted pecan halves
- SWEET PIE PASTRY.
- Combine the sugar, flour, butter, and salt in an electric mixer bowl fitted with the paddle.
- Mix on low speed until the mixture looks like small peas, about 2 minutes.
- Slowly pour in the water so that the dough just holds together.
- Mix for 10-15 more seconds.
- Gently form a rough ball of dough with your hands, flattening to a 6 inch disc.
- Wrap in plastic and chill for 30-40 minutes.
- Roll the dough on a lightly floured work surface to a 12-inch circle.
- Carefully place the circle into a 9-inch pie pan, easing the dough gently into the pan. Trim the dough, using a scissors, allowing a 1/2-inch excess border around the edges.
- Fold the excess under, keeping it flush with the pan.
- Crimp the edge decoratively and poke with a fork every 1/2-inch on the bottom and sides of the pastry. Freeze until ready to bake.
- PECAN FILLING.
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Whisk together the eggs, yolks and corn syrup in a bowl. Add the brown sugar, melted butter, cream and vanilla. Mix well.
- Place the toasted pecans into the prepared pie crust.
- Strain the filling directly over the pecans. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until just starting to puff, and a light golden brown.
- Cool to warm. Serve lukewarm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or softly whipped cream.