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Pecan pie

Prep time 1-2 hours
Cook time 1-2 hours
Serves 6-8
Dietary Vegetarian


  1. Make the pastry by putting all the ingredients into a food processor and whizzing until you get a dough.

  2. Remove and place in a plastic bag and put into the fridge to relax for 1 hour.

  3. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Line a 9in/23cm pie tin with the pastry.

  4. Break the eggs in a large mixing bowl and beat well and then beat in the sugar. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

  5. Pour the mixture into the pastry case and bake for 10 minutes and then reduce the oven heat to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and bake for another 30 minutes or until the top of the pie is golden. Check if it s cooked through by inserting a skewer, it s done if it comes out clean.

  6. Turn out of the tin when slightly cooled and serve warm or cold with vanilla ice cream or a spoonful of crème fraiche.


For the sweet pastry

  • 225g/8oz plain flour
  • 110g/4oz caster sugar
  • 110g/4oz butter
  • 4 egg yolks

For the pecan filling

  • 3 eggs
  • 110g/4oz sugar
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 2 tbsp rum
  • 50g/2oz butter, melted
  • a pinch of salt
  • a few drops vanilla extract
  • 175g/6oz pecan halves

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