Unbeatable Pecan Pie Recipe

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening, chilled and diced
  • 3 tablespoons ice water
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut half of the shortening into flour mixture, until fine crumbs form. Cut in remaining shortening until coarse crumbs form. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until a dough forms. Shape dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap; chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. On a floured surface, using a floured rolling pin, roll dough into an 11-inch circle. Fit dough into a 9-in quiche dish. Trim edges
  4. In a heavy skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over low heat. Add nuts and stir for about 5 minutes, or until nuts begin to color. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Mix together beaten egg, maple syrup, sugar, 1/3 cup melted butter, vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir in nuts. Pour filling into crust. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until filling is set. Transfer pan to wire rack and cool.