- 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 pieces (plus whole pecans or additional chopped pecans for the top -- optional but recommended)
- 1 gluten-free pastry shell unbaked (we used Whole Foods gluten-free pie shell)
- 1 egg beaten, for egg wash, optional but recommended for a glossy pie crust
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, beat eggs well using an electric mixer.
- Add maple syrup and brown sugar, beat until well combined and a little frothy.
- Add the last three ingredients (vanilla, butter, pecans) and mix until well combined.
- Pour into pie shell.
- Add extra whole or crushed 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 minutes, checking at 35 minutes to make sure pecans not burning. If pecan's are starting to brown too much, cover with foil for the last 10 minutes.
- Let Cool and serve room temperature.
- Stays well in the refrigerator for several days.
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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.
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!
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
We’ve been making this recipe in the family for years with the directions above, but ovens are sometimes calibrated differently…. happy you got it to set!
How can the filling be made vegan?
Great question! Unfortunately because the recipe calls for 3 eggs, I’m not sure it can be made vegan. While I’ve never made it vegan, the Pecan Pie Bars might be easier to adapt because they only call for 2 eggs.