Naturally Sweetened Pecan Pie Recipe

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Leonard Ray Modified: March 21, 2022
Naturally Sweetened Pecan Pie Recipe

How To Make Naturally Sweetened Pecan Pie

Sink your teeth into this scrumptious pecan pie recipe! It’s made with natural sweeteners to get you that classic, but more flavorful pie taste.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Cooling: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1single-crust pie dough
  • cups pecan halves
  • 3large eggs
  • 1cupmaple syrup
  • 2tbspbuttermelted
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • 1tbspbourbonoptional
  • ½tspfine sea salt
  • vanilla ice creamor whipped cream,optional, for serving

Instructions

  1. Prepare the pie dough as directed.

  2. On a floured work surface, roll the dough into a 14-inch circle and drape it across a 9-inch pie plate.

  3. Gently nestle the dough into the edges of the pan.

  4. With scissors or kitchen shears, trim around the edge to have an even 1-inch overhang. Fold the overhang under itself to create a thick border that rests over the rim of the pan.

  5. Use a fork to press gently all around the perimeter for an easy starburst effect.

  6. Place the pie pan in the refrigerator to chill.

  7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F with racks in the middle of the oven and the lower third of the oven.

  8. Place the pecans on a large, rimmed baking sheet and bake them for 5 to 6 minutes, until fragrant.

  9. Set the pan aside to cool, for now.

  10. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the eggs until they are pale yellow.

  11. Add the maple syrup, melted butter, vanilla extract, optional bourbon, and salt. Whisk until well blended.

  12. Remove the pie pan from the refrigerator and arrange the toasted pecans evenly inside the pan.

  13. Whisk the maple syrup mixture once more, then drizzle it all over the pecans.

  14. Place the pie on the middle rack, and the empty baking sheet on the rack below to catch any potential drips.

  15. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and the middle of the pie has puffed up.

  16. Let the pie cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.

  17. Carefully slice the pie with a sharp knife, serve with vanilla ice cream, and enjoy!

This pie will keep well in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 261.59kcal
  • Fat: 14.52g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.41g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.89g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.39g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.65g
  • Fiber: 1.29g
  • Sugar: 24.51g
  • Protein: 3.71g
  • Cholesterol: 77.38mg
  • Sodium: 185.66mg
  • Calcium: 60.65mg
  • Potassium: 164.31mg
  • Iron: 0.77mg
  • Vitamin A: 54.65µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.14mg
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