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Pecan pie recipe

Pecan pie recipe

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Classically enjoyed during Thanksgiving celebrations, this pecan pie recipe pairs a gorgeous buttery pastry base with a sweet, smooth pecan filling. Best served with a drizzle of double cream or dollop of crème fraîche, it's surprisingly easy to make this seriously comforting sweet pie. See method

  • Serves 8
  • 25 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook
  • 420 calories / serving


  • 250g (8oz) readymade shortcrust pastry
  • 100g (3½oz) pecan halves
  • 100g (3½oz) light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 140g (4½oz) golden syrup
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 50ml (2fl oz) single cream
  • cream or crème fraîche, to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    26g 37%
  • Saturates

    9g 45%
  • Sugars

    28g 31%
  • Salt

    0.6g 10%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 44g Protein 5.8g Fibre 1.7g


  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 7, 220˚C, fan 200˚C. On a lightly floured surface, roll the pastry into a circle large enough to line a loose-bottomed flan tin 23cm (9in) round and around 2·5cm (1in) deep. Press the pastry into the tin and trim off the edges. Chill.
  2. Scatter the pecans on a baking sheet and put in the oven for about 6-8 minutes until slightly browned. Cool, then chop.
  3. Mix the sugar and flour. Beat the butter until soft and creamy then gradually stir in the sugar mixture. Slowly beat in the eggs a little at a time, then the syrup and vanilla (it will look curdled, but don't worry). Stir in the cream and the chopped pecans. 
  4. Put the lined flan tin on a baking sheet. Pour the filling mixture into the pastry case. Bake for 5 minutes, then lower the heat to Gas Mark 4, 180˚C, fan 160˚C and bake for another 20-25 mins or until the filling is set and looks slightly cracked and puffy (it will settle once cooled). Serve warm with cream or crème fraîche.

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