Southern Pecan Pie Recipe without Corn Syrup

Southern Pecan Pie Recipe without Corn Syrup is the perfect dessert for those who want to enjoy a sweet and nutty treat. Pecan pie can be made without corn syrup and for this recipe, we are using brown sugar to do the job.

The filling for this pecan pie can be made in many different ways and we have prepared the simple, lightly sweet and full of chopped pecans filling that is extremely satisfying.

The pie crust can be purchased from stores to save time but the homemade crust is healthy and more delicious. You can make the crust 2-3 days before making the pie. Cover the crust and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 ½ cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) butter, unsalted, cold
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4-5 tbsp cold water

For the Filing

  • 3 tbsp unbleached all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ c chopped pecans + whole pecans for decoration

How to make pecan pie

Preheat the oven to 400F. Grease a pie dish (9 inch) with butter.

Add flour, salt, and butter to the food processor and pulse the mixture to make the crumbs. Transfer this mixture to a bowl and add 2 tbsp of ice cold water. Mix until combined and add 1 tbsp of more water if need. Knead the dough for few minutes with your hands to form a smooth ball.

Roll the dough into a circular crust and arrange it into the pie dish. Place the dish in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes until solid.

Lightly grease a parchment paper with butter and place it on the crust. Now, you have to fill the parchment paper with dry rice or beans.

Bake for 20 minutes until the edges of the crust are golden brown.

For the filling:

Beat eggs, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3-4 minutes until it becomes fluffy.

Add milk and melted butter and beat the mixture again at low speed. Add flour and salt and continue beating at low speed until smooth.

Assemble the crust and filling:

Reduce the oven temperature to 350F.

When the crust is cooled down slightly, remove the pie weights and parchment paper.

Spread the chopped pecans evenly over the crust and pour the filling mixture over the pecans.

Decorate the pie top with pecan halves. Cover the pie dish loosely with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Let the pie cool after removing it from the oven. Slice and serve.

Southern Pecan Pie Recipe without Corn Syrup
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Southern Pecan Pie Recipe without Corn Syrup

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: dessert
Servings: 8 people
Author: Amelia

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 ½ cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) butter, unsalted, cold
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4-5 tbsp cold water

For the Filing

  • 3 tbsp unbleached all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ c chopped pecans + whole pecans for decoration

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Grease a pie dish (9 inch) with butter.
  • Add flour, salt, and butter to the food processor and pulse the mixture to make the crumbs. Transfer this mixture to a bowl and add 2 tbsp of ice cold water. Mix until combined and add 1 tbsp of more water if need. Knead the dough for few minutes with your hands to form a smooth ball.
  • Roll the dough into a circular crust and arrange it into the pie dish. Place the dish in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes until solid.
  • Lightly grease a parchment paper with butter and place it on the crust. Now, you have to fill the parchment paper with dry rice or beans.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until the edges of the crust are golden brown.

For the filling:

  • Beat eggs, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3-4 minutes until it becomes fluffy.
  • Add milk and melted butter and beat the mixture again at low speed. Add flour and salt and continue beating at low speed until smooth.

Assemble the crust and filling:

  • Reduce the oven temperature to 350F.
  • When the crust is cooled down slightly, remove the pie weights and parchment paper.
  • Spread the chopped pecans evenly over the crust and pour the filling mixture over the pecans.
  • Decorate the pie top with pecan halves. Cover the pie dish loosely with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Let the pie cool after removing it from the oven. Slice and serve.

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