Pecan Pie with simple and yummy crust

Pecan Pie with simple and yummy crust

This recipe is simple, delicious and easy. It doesn't use any corn syrup and the crust does not need to be prebaked, and can be immediately mixed and then used. The pecans caramelize with the brown sugar on top and the dash of vinegar keeps the pie from being overly sweet. It an easy holiday hit. The crust is only appropriate for a bottom crust. The crust recipe makes enough a thin, delicious, side-less bottom crust. This filling does not need crust on the sides, as it fully sets on its own.  

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Pie Crust

  • 3/4 cup King Arthur Measure for Measure GF flour
  • 1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill All purpose GF flour
  • 1/4 cup water 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 Tbsp (1 stick) salted butter melted 
  • Optional: 2 tsp vanilla extract

    Note: makes enough for a thin layer on bottom- if you want the crust on the sides of the pie, make 2 recipes worth of crust

Pecan Pie Filling

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp molasses
  • 4 Tbsp (1.2 stick) salted butter melted
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1.5 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 cups whole pecans
  • Additional 3 Tbsp of brown sugar for top of pie



  1. Preheat oven to 350. 
  2. Make pie crust by adding dry pie crust ingredients to a bowl
  3. Add in melted butter and optional vanilla to dry ingredients and mix
  4. Grease the bottom of a 9" pie pan
  5. Thinly spread the pie crust on the bottom of the pan (not the sides), There will be just enough for a thin crust. 
  6. In another bowl, make the pie filling. Add the wet ingredients: eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, molasses, apple cider vinegar and butter. Mix. 
  7. Add the sugar, salt and spices and mix. 
  8. In the pie crust add the chopped pecans and spread out throughout the pan. Pour the Filling over the, chopped pecan. 
  9. Add the whole pecans and spread them evenly in the pan. 
  10. Sprinkle the 3 Tbsp of brown sugar on top. (This caramelizes the pecans while it bakes).
  11. Bake for 39-44 minutes (it took exactly 40 minutes in my oven0.
  12. Cool for an hour to allow pie to set. 

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