Pecan pie always tastes like the holidays to me. Sweet maple syrup, crunchy pecans and buttery custard make this maple pecan pie a most delicious fall treat! Finish it with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, and you have the perfect holiday dessert.
Easy Maple Pecan Pie Recipe
Pecan pie is one of the easiest pies to make! It is very similar to pumpkin pie or zucchini pie. Just prepare your crust, blend the filling ingredients, pour the filling into the pan, then bake! This pie is very popular anywhere I serve it. The maple flavor pairs so well with the pecans. I like to use pecan halves, because they are pretty! But you can use chopped pecans if you prefer. The poor man’s version, is to replace pecans with oatmeal for a mock pecan pie! That is good too, but nothing beats the real thing.
How do I make pecan pie?
First, you make or buy a 9 inch pie crust and place it in a pie plate. (You can find my crust recipe here.) Trim the edges and crimp in whatever design you like. Here is a tutorial that shows you how I do it:
Next, Preheat the oven to 350*. While the oven is heating, add the filling ingredients (except the nuts!) to a blender. Blend for 30 seconds.
Place the pecan halves in the pie crust, then pour the filling over the pecans.
Bake at 350* for 45-50 minutes, or until the center of the pie puffs up. It will fall down flat as it cools, so don’t worry!
What is in pecan pie filling?
- granulated sugar (can substitute more maple syrup for the sugar)
- maple syrup
If you don’t want the granulated sugar, you can use brown sugar, honey, or more maple syrup.
List of ingredients for maple pecan pie
unbaked pie crust
Maple Pecan Pie Recipe
- 1 pie crust unbaked
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 tsp salt
- 1 cup pecan halves
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place eggs, sugar, maple syrup, butter, vanilla, and salt into a blender. Blend for 10 seconds.
- Place pecans in the unbaked pie crust.
- Pour the maple syrup mixture over the pecans.
- Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes, or until the filling puffs up in the middle.