What Is a Recipe for Homemade Pecan Pie?


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A recipe for homemade pecan pie is Food Network's pecan pie, which includes a recipe for handmade pie dough. This recipe takes about 20 minutes to prepare and serves about eight people.

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What Is a Recipe for Homemade Pecan Pie?
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To make Food Network's pecan pie, start by making the pie dough. Mix together 1 1/4 cups flour, 2 teaspoons sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Use your hands to mix in 1/2 cup diced, cold butter, until the butter forms into pea-sized bits. Add a lightly beaten egg, then stir the dough with a fork. Shape the dough into a disk, enclose the dough in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Roll the dough into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface using a rolling pin. Put the dough in a 9-inch pie pan, tucking the hanging dough underneath itself to create a thick edge. Place the dough in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Cover the pie shell with parchment paper, and fill with pie weights. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, then remove the pie weights, and bake for an additional 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

To make the filling, bring 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup light corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Boil for 1 minute, then remove the mixture from the heat. Add in 2 cups chopped, toasted pecans, 1 to 2 tablespoons bourbon and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Allow the pecan mixture to cool for 5 minutes, then stir in three lightly beaten eggs. Pour the filling into the pie crust, and bake for 40 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

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