Pecan Pie

This classic Pecan Pie, made with our Easy Homemade Gluten-Free Pie Crust, is always a crowd pleaser! The filling is just the right amount of sweet, slightly gooey, packed with pecans and so yummy! Plus it is dairy-free optional, corn syrup-free and super EASY to make!

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Pecan Pie

Easy Recipe for irresistible Gluten-Free Pecan Pie!

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So excited for you to try this Gluten-Free Pecan Pie!

Recipe adapted from my aunt who adapted it from the Wayside Inn in Virginia, it is always a crowd-pleaser!

The filling is just the right amount of sweet, slightly gooey, packed with pecans and so yummy!

Plus it is dairy-free optional, corn syrup-free and super EASY to make!

And new this year we made it with our Easy Homemade Gluten-Free Pie Crust, and it is tastier than ever!

gluten free pecan pie easy dessert recipe

How Pecan Pie Became at Staple at our Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays….

In my family, it’s always been a big affair, historically hosted at my parents’ house with lots of family and friends. Now we host. The crew of family and friends changes from year to year but there’s always a core group of us.

Anyway…. this is all to say that my mom always wanted new members at the table to feel at home, so she always asks their favorite dish.

Years ago, when I was in college, I had a friend visiting for Thanksgiving and all this person wanted was pecan pie.

Pecan pie wasn’t part of our repertoire of desserts at that point but my mom said sure (!) and set about finding the best pecan pie recipe she could.

This recipe came from my aunt, who got it from the Wayside Inn in Virginia and it has been part of our Thanksgiving ever since.

And now we make it gluten-free, of course!

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How to Make Gluten-Free Pecan Pie

This is one of the easiest pies I’ve ever made!

It has a simple classic pie shell (you could use a ready-made gluten-free pie crusts these days as there are many delicious options but I highly recommend trying our Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust).

The filling is just 6 ingredients:

pecans

maple syrup

brown sugar

eggs

vanilla

and a touch of butter.

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Gluten-Free Pie Crust

And since I’m always asked what ready-made gluten-free pie crusts we like, here are two of our favorites: Whole Foods gluten-free pie crust and Wholly Gluten-Free pie crusts.

They are both readily available in stores near us, both have nice flavors.  But I highly recommend trying our Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust as it is a real treat!

Our Easy Pie Crust is made with just a few ingredients, comes together quickly, rolls beautiful, doesn’t crack and has great flavor!

 

Step by Step How to Make the Pecan Pie Filling

It comes in 5 minutes and just 3 simple steps.

  1. First beat the eggs until they are very well combined.
  2. Add in the maple syrup and brown sugar and beat until the mix is a little frothy.
  3. Add in the vanilla, butter and pecans and you are set!

Pour into the pie crust and top with a few whole or crushed pecans and bake!

That’s it!

Baking tips:

The challenge with pecan pie is baking it without burning the pecans on top.

We provide a huge range in baking times because it depends on your oven and how quickly the pecans golden.

If the pecans don’t burn (I find less likely with the chopped pecans than the whole ones as I used here), it will cook in 45 minutes. In my oven, the pecans starting getting a little too toasted by 15-20 minutes, so I cover with foil but it takes 60-70 minutes in total for the to cook.

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Then let cool completely as it will continue to set and serve room temperature.

If you want a less gooey center, let chill in the refrigerator while loosely covered in wax paper.

The enjoy!

The taste and texture are divine! A perfect addition to Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert!

gluten free pecan pie easy dessert recipe

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Pecan Pie

This classic Pecan Pie, made with our Easy Homemade Gluten-Free Pie Crust, is always a crowd pleaser! The filling is just the right amount of sweet, slightly gooey, packed with pecans and so yummy! Plus it is dairy-free optional, corn syrup-free and super EASY to make!
Recipe from my aunt via the Wayside Inn in VA.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Holiday Baking, Thanksgiving
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional, Corn Syrup-Free
Keyword: gluten-free holiday dessert, easy gluten-free pie crust recipe, gluten-free Thanksgiving dessert, easy pecan pie, corn syrup -free pecan pie, gluten-free pecan pie, easy gluten-free pie recipe
Servings: 8 serving
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons butter or dairy-free butter softened
  • 2 cups pecans, broken into pieces + additional whole or chopped pecans for the top.
  • 1 9 inch gluten-free pastry shell, unbaked OR gluten-free pie crust, unbaked in a 9 inch pan (not deep dish) Try our Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust. We've used also Whole Foods gluten-free pie shell.
  • 1 egg beaten, for egg wash, optional but recommended for a glossy pie crust

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare gluten-free pie crust is making your own.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs very well using an electric mixer.
  • Add maple syrup and brown sugar, beat until very well combined and a little frothy, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the last three ingredients (vanilla, butter, pecans) and mix until well combined.
  • Pour into pie shell.
  • Add extra whole or chopped pecans to the top of the pie in any design or random pattern you like.
  • If using an egg wash, lightly brush edge or rim of pie crust with the beaten egg.
  • Bake for 45-70minutes, checking at 15 minute intervals to make sure pecans are not burning. If pecan's are starting to brown too much, cover with foil and continue baking the remaining time or until pie is set and no longer jiggly. NOTE: The challenge with pecan pie is baking it without burning the pecans on top. There is a huge range in baking time because it depends on your oven and how quickly the pecans golden. If the pecans don't burn (I find less likely with the chopped pecans than the whole ones as I used here), it will cook in 45 minutes. In my oven, the pecans starting getting a little too toasted by 15-20 minutes, so I cover with foil but it takes 60-70 minutes in total for the to cook.
  • Let cool and completely, and serve room temperature. For a less gooey center, chill in the refrigerator for an hour or two.
  • Stays well in the refrigerator for several days.
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6 thoughts on “Pecan Pie

  1. I followed the directions exactly and the pie never set. It had to be spooned out. Any idea what went wrong? The taste was perfect so I would love to be able to make it again and have it come out properly.

    1. Sorry you had that experience! I have no idea! I made the pecan bars,which are essentially the same filling, many times this season and didn’t have an issue. I will take another look at the recipe and see if I have any ideas!

    2. Same happened to me. The temperature is too low. I had to cook for additional 15 minutes and then let cool in the oven when turned off

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