Honey Crunch Pecan Pie

"This is the winner of First Place in the Nut Category for the American Pie Council's 2000 National Pie Championship. I got this recipe in 2004 from Allrecipes. Those who are my friends know that I don't bake usually. This pie is a keeper. I've made this lots of times and I'm always asked for the recipe. It is delicious."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
1 slice




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • To Make Crust: In a medium bowl, mix together flour and 1 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Gradually add water and vinegar. Cut together until mixture will hold together. Press dough into a ball and flour each side lightly. Wrap in plastic and chill for 20 minutes. Roll out between wax paper into a circle 1/8 inch thick and press into 9 inch pie pan.
  • To Make Filling: In a large bowl, combine eggs, 1/4 cup brown sugar, white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, corn syrup, melted butter, vanilla extract, chopped pecans and bourbon. Mix well. Spoon mixture into unbaked pie shell.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove and cover edges of pastry with aluminum foil. Return to oven for 20 minutes.
  • To Make Topping: Combine 1/3 cup brown sugar, butter or margarine, and honey in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves - about 2 minutes. Add pecans. Stir just until coated. Spoon topping evenly over pie.
  • Keep foil on edges of pastry and return pie to oven for an additional 10 to 20 minutes, until topping is bubbly and golden brown. Cool to room temperature before serving.

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  1. I've been making this pie for years. Its my "go to " recipe for pecan pie, especially when I want to impress people. Delicious!!
  2. I've tried a lot of different pecan pie recipes over the years and this one is still my favorite.I have made it several times and it always tastes delicious.I love the flavor the bourbon gives and the honey topping really makes this pie special.I don't even bother making the crust I just use a frozen one.For the topping I actually prefer to use only 1 cup of pecans.The next time I make a pecan pie I'll be using this recipe.It's delicious!
  3. This is my favorite pecan pie! My stepmom makes this and it is soooo good. I have made it once but it tastes better when you don't have to do all the work ;)
  4. This was a big hit with my supervisor for his birthday. You might want to cook for an extra five minutes, the filling was slightly looser than I had expected. I really like the little different flavor that the honey gave. Thanks for helping me look like a great pie baker!


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