Nick Wisman

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Flaky Crust Pecan Pie With Whipped Cream

With Thanksgiving just around the corner it's time to have a good traditional pecan pie recipe handy. The pie crust is incredible! It's so flaky and deliberately not sweet. That's because the credit for the sweetness is all in the soft pie filling, which enhances all that pecan nuttiness. A dollop of whipped cream will do nicely.

CUISINES: American
LEVEL: EASY
SERVING: 4 People
TIME: 25 min
COOKING TIME: 30 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 【For Flaky Pie Crust】
  • cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 6 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 4 tbsp Lard
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup Ice Water
  • [For Rolling The Dough]
  • 2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 【For Pecan Pie Filling】
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Light or Dark Corn Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Melted Butter
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 6 oz Coarsely Chopped Pecans
  • [For The Topping]
  • ¼ cup Whole Pecans
  • 【For Whipped Cream】
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 【Garnish】
  • 2 slices Mint
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
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In a medium bowl, mix butter, salt, and flour with your fingertips until you form pea-sized balls of butter.
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Drizzle ice water and mix until just together.
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On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough until 1 inch thick. Wrap in plastic and fridge for at least 1 hour or even overnight.
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Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C. In a large bowl, mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla. Fold in pecans.
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On a floured surface, roll out pie dough until wide enough to completely fill your pie tin.
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Lay dough in the pie tin and trim any overhang.
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Dock the bottom of the pie dough with a fork or a knife for steam holes.
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Fill with pie filling and top with the whole pecan.
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Bake 60 minutes, until center springs back and is lightly set. Cool completely.
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In a large bowl, whisk chilled heavy cream with a hand mixer.
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After 3-4 minutes when soft peaks are forming (starting to hold it’s shaped) add the remaining ingredients. Continue whisking until the peaks hold a firm shape when you lift the mixer up. Chill until ready to use
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Enjoy!