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American Pecan Pie: The Authentic Recipe

The whole world knows the rich and indulgent flavors of Pecan pie, this famous traditional American pie featuring roasted pecans, and of course maple syrup.

What are the key elements for a successful American pecan pie? Let's discover together the authentic recipe for this indulgent pie.

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Pecan Pie Recipe

Ingredients needed for making your shortcrust pastry:

  • 300g of flour
  • 150g of soft butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 75g of sugar
  • Vanilla extract (optional)
  • A pinch of salt

Ingredients needed for making the filling:

  • 200g of whole and organic pecans
  • 4 lightly beaten eggs
  • 170g of maple syrup
  • 100g of sugar
  • 60g of melted and cooled butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • 150ml of liquid cream
  • A pinch of salt
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Making Pecan Pie

Step 1: Making the base

  • Mix the butter, flour, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Gradually incorporate the egg with a small amount of water into this mixture until you obtain a homogeneous dough.
  • Let your dough rest for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap.
  • Roll out the dough with a rolling pin, line a pie dish with it, and refrigerate for an additional 30 minutes.

Step 2: Making the Filling

  • Preheat your oven to 190°C (375°F). Meanwhile, melt the butter and let it cool slightly.
  • In a bowl, mix the beaten eggs with the maple syrup and sugar.
  • Gradually add the melted butter, then the vanilla extract and the liquid cream.
  • Arrange the pecans on the shortcrust base previously placed in a pie dish and pour the filling over them.

Step 3: Baking

Place your pie on the middle rack and bake for about 45 minutes. Once your pie gets its brown hue, check the consistency of the middle, which should remain slightly wobbly.

Finally, let your beautiful pecan pie cool before presenting it to your guests, who will be delighted to taste your delicious dessert.

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Tips for an Even More Sweeter Pecan Pie

Want to serve your pecan pie with additional textures and flavors? Try light whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or some pieces of fresh fruit (melon, raspberries, etc.). A real treat!

Using different types of sugar, such as brown sugar for example, will give your pecan pie a unique caramel flavor. Also, try adding maple syrup or honey to bring a sweet note to your traditional recipe.

If you're looking for something more unique, you can, for example, add dark chocolate shavings, a zest of lemon, or spices such as cinnamon or ginger.

Let your imagination run wild to create a multitude of delicious variations!

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