Tested till perfect Honey Pecan Pie
Honey Pecan Pie
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Honey Pecan Pie

This classic fall dessert uses honey in place of highly processed corn syrup. Preheat the baking sheet along with the oven. This will help the pastry cook to a perfect golden brown on the bottom. Serve at room temperature to allow the filling to set. 

By Amanda Barnier and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: October 2012

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Portion size 12

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupunsalted butter
  • 1 cup 1cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupliquid honey
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspcider vinegar
  • 2 tsp 2tspvanilla
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 3 3eggeggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups 2cupspecan halves

Pastry:

  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupcold unsalted butter, cubed
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Preparation

Pastry: In bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until in coarse crumbs with a few large pieces.

Drizzle with 1/4 cup cold water, tossing with fork until ragged dough forms and adding up to 1 tsp more water if necessary.

Shape into disc; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze in airtight container for up to 1 month.) Let pastry stand at room temperature for 5 minutes to soften slightly.

On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to 12-inch (30 cm) circle; fit into 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate. Trim to leave 1-inch (2.5 cm) overhang; fold under and flute edge. Prick bottom all over with fork. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.

In small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; whisk in brown sugar until smooth. Remove from heat; add honey, vinegar, vanilla and salt. Whisk in eggs.

Arrange pecans in pie shell; pour filling over top. Bake on baking sheet on bottom rack of 350ºF (180ºC) oven until filling is set, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool completely on rack.

Additional information :
Change It Up

Honey Walnut Pie
Replace pecans with walnut halves. 

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 434 pro 5g total fat 29g sat. fat 11g
carb 43g dietary fibre 2g sugar 31g chol 87mg
sodium 121mg potassium 175mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 11 vit A 15 folate 17
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