Welcome, my fellow food-lovers, to my farmhouse pecan pie recipe. Fall is here, and what better way to celebrate the season than with a delicious homemade pecan pie? This recipe has been a family tradition for generations in the heart of the South, and I’m ecstatic to share it with you.
Let’s set the scene – imagine a crisp autumn day with a cool breeze blowing through the leaves of trees, hinting at the winter months to come. The aroma of a freshly baked farmhouse dessert wafts from your kitchen as it draws in your loved ones or dinner guests. The familiarity and comfort of this classic dessert will surely sweeten any autumn day.
The crust is flaky, buttery, and perfect in every way. The filling is full of roasted pecans and perfectly balanced with its signature sweetness that only pecan pie can provide. It’s an explosion of flavors in every bite.
As you read through this recipe article, you’ll find everything you need to create this delicious farmhouse pecan pie. From substitutes and variations to tips for perfect results, I guarantee that this pie will be an instant hit among your family and friends. Join me on this journey to savor the deliciousness that only comes from a homemade pecan pie.
So let’s preheat our ovens to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, place some Joanna Gaines pecan wall art on the wall for ambiance and get started on making this delicious treat. Are you ready? Let’s do this!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you a fan of sweet, delicious, and nutty dessert recipes? Look no further than this farmhouse pecan pie recipe! I know what you’re thinking: “Another pecan pie recipe, big whoop.” But let me tell ya, this isn’t just any old pecan pie. This is the PERFECT pecan pie.
First off, the crust. There’s nothing better than a homemade pie crust. The flakiness and buttery goodness that comes with making your own crust sets the tone for the entire dessert. And second, those roasted pecans! They add the perfect amount of crunch to every bite.
But let’s get down to what matters most- the filling. This delicious farmhouse pecan pie is made with a blend of white sugar and brown sugar, creating a rich caramel-like flavor. Just add some light corn syrup and unsalted butter to the mix and boom- velvety smooth filling that offers just the right balance of sweetness and nuttiness. Not too sweet, not too bitter!
Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make! With easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll be able to whip up this delicious farmhouse dessert recipe in no time. Don’t believe me? Joanna Gaines herself can vouch for it – this pecan pie was featured on her show Fixer Upper!
So trust me when I say that you’ll absolutely love this autumn pecan pie recipe. Whether it’s for Thanksgiving dinner or an afternoon snack, this homemade pecan pie will have everyone begging for the recipe. So why settle for a boring chocolate or classic pecan pie recipe? Try this farmhouse-style homemade pecan pie and become a dessert-making legend in your family.
Before getting started, let’s go over what you will need to make this delicious farmhouse pecan pie. Don’t worry! You won’t need any fancy equipment or exotic ingredients. This recipe calls for just the right amount of autumn pecan pie staples and a pinch of love to create that perfect homemade flavor. Here are all the ingredients you will need:
- 1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups toasted pecan halves
- Oven preheated to 350°F
- mixing bowl
- measuring spoons
- measuring cups
With these simple ingredients, your farmhouse-style homemade pecan pie will be ready in no time.
The Recipe How-To
Now that you have gathered all the ingredients and equipments, it’s time to get cooking! Trust me, you won’t regret trying this Farmhouse Pecan Pie Recipe—your taste buds will forever be grateful.
Let’s start with the pie crust. You can either make your own or buy a pre-made one from the store. Place the crust in a pie pan and trim any excess dough with a sharp knife.
Next, it’s time to move on to the pie filling which is the highlight of this recipe. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs light and fluffy, then add in 1 cup of white sugar and continue to beat until well incorporated.
In another bowl, mix together 1 cup of light corn syrup, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Pour this mixture into your egg/sugar mixture and beat until everything is combined thoroughly.
In a saucepan, melt 1/2 cup of unsalted butter over medium heat, then add 2 cups of pecan halves and stir until coated with butter. Then pour the pecans on top of the pie crust in your pan.
Now, it’s time to pour your mixed filling on top of your delicious farmhouse pecans in the pie crust. Make sure it evenly covers all parts of the pan.
Place your pie in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour or until the filling has set. To prevent over-browning, cover the edges with foil after about 15 minutes.
Once done, let it cool for a few minutes before slicing it up and serving it hot! Trust me, you’ll feel right at home with every bite.
Substitutions and Variations
Well, well, well. So you’re looking to shake things up with this farmhouse pecan pie recipe? Don’t worry, you won’t offend me. In fact, I encourage it! Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:
1. Margarine instead of butter: While I am a true believer in the magic of butter, margarine is a fine substitute if you need to make this recipe dairy-free.
2. Brown sugar instead of white sugar: If you’re feeling like putting a twist on the classic farmhouse pecan pie sweetness, brown sugar will give it a deeper and richer flavor.
3. Karo syrup instead of light corn syrup: This is a great way to switch up the texture of the pie filling while still keeping the delicious pecan flavor intact.
4. Dark chocolate chips: For all you chocolate lovers out there, adding dark chocolate chips to your pecan pie will take it to another level of decadence.
5. Roasted pecans: If you have some extra time and want to add some extra flare to your pie, try roasting your pecans before adding them in for a slightly more complex flavor.
Remember, these are just suggestions! Feel free to experiment and let your taste buds be your guide. Whether it’s an autumn pecan pie or just a classic homemade pecan pie recipe that you’re after, there’s no wrong way to make it your own.
Serving and Pairing
Imagine your senses being tantalized by the aroma of a warm farmhouse pecan pie, fresh out of the oven, hatching and sending delectable scents through every room. Picture a slice of this decadent dessert as you cut into it with a butterknife, revealing the sweet and nutty filling held together by a flaky crust. It’s warm and gooey and sends your taste buds into overdrive.
This dessert is one that deserves to be enjoyed from beginning to end – slowly savoring every bite along with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a single scoop of vanilla ice cream. The contrast in textures is simply amazing — the luxurious texture, crunchiness from the roasted pecans, and savory buttery crust play off against one another, providing that sensory experience that captivates anyone who tries it.
This delicious farmhouse dessert recipe is best served straight out of the oven or slightly warmed up, but trust me when I say it’ll be hard to resist! For serving suggestions, I recommend pairing this classic pecan pie recipe with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Drizzle some chocolate or caramel sauce on top for added decadence. You can also pair it with milk, tea, coffee or even a scoop of sorbet to balance out the flavors.
It’s perfect for holidays like Thanksgiving Day, but honestly-who needs an occasion? Just bake it up to serve alongside any special occasion meal or just as an indulgent snack. No matter how you choose to serve it up, this delicious recipe will leave you feeling fulfilled and like you’ve tasted a little slice of heaven every time you enjoy it.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Listen up, folks. You don’t have to wait until the big day to start prepping this delicious farmhouse pecan pie. In fact, you can make it ahead of time and store it for a few days without any problems.
To make ahead, bake the pie and let it cool completely. Once cool, cover it tightly with plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to 2 days.
If you need to store the pie for longer than 2 days, I highly recommend freezing it instead. Simply wrap the pie tightly with plastic wrap and then a layer of aluminum foil before placing it in the freezer. The pie will stay fresh for up to 6 months in the freezer.
When you’re ready to serve, simply thaw the frozen pie in the fridge overnight before reheating. To reheat the pie, preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C) and place the chilled or room temperature pie on a baking sheet. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until warmed through.
And let me tell you something else, reheated farmhouse pecan pie is just as good as when it’s freshly baked. So go ahead and make extra – your future self will thank you when they’re enjoying a slice of this perfect autumn pecan pie.
Tips for Perfect Results
If you’re looking to create the perfect farmhouse pecan pie to impress your friends and family or simply satisfy your sweet tooth, you’re in the right place. Here are some tips that will help you achieve the best results possible with this recipe:
1. Use Fresh and High-Quality Ingredients: For a good and tasty pecan pie, make sure to use fresh and high-quality ingredients. The quality of the nuts you choose can make all the difference. Freshly roasted pecans retain their natural oils, which will give your pie a richer, nuttier flavor.
2. Beat Eggs Light and Fluffy: To ensure the smoothest possible filling for your pecan pie, beat your eggs until they are light and fluffy before adding any other ingredients. This will help make sure there aren’t any egg clumps in the filling.
3. Adjusting Sugar and Syrup Levels: Depending on your preferences, you can adjust the amount of sugar and corn syrup used in this recipe if you prefer a more or less sweet pie. Remember that changes to these ingredients can result in changes in texture and structure of the pie.
4. Preheat Your Oven: Make sure to preheat your oven to 350F for at least 15 minutes before baking the pie, so it reaches the correct temperature before adding the dish
5. Use unsalted Butter: Using unsalted butter lets you to control the amount of salt used; You don’t want your filling too salty
6. Avoid Opening The Oven Door Too Often – As tempting as it may be, try to avoid opening the oven door too often as this can cause fluctuations in cooking time and temperature which could lead to a less than desirable outcome.
By following these tips, you’ll be able to create a delicious farmhouse pecan pie that everyone will love!
You’re not alone in your quest for the perfect pecan pie! Some questions about this recipe and dessert making, in general, are bound to come up along the way. Here are some frequently asked questions with expert answers to help you carve out the perfectly delicious farmhouse style of homemade pecan pie.
Does Joanna Gaines have a pecan pie recipe?
If you’re looking to add a spicy kick to your classic pecan pie, Joanna Gaines’ recipe from her Magnolia Table cookbook is the perfect twist on this traditional dessert. With just a small amount of ancho chili powder added to the filling mixture, the resulting pie is bursting with flavor.
How do you make Paula Deen’s pecan pie?
For this delectable dessert, you will need a pre-baked pie crust measuring 10 inches and 1 and 1/4 cups of pecan pieces. The filling will be made with 1 cup of light corn syrup, 2 and 1/2 cups of brown sugar (divided), 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (divided), and 6 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter. In addition, we will need 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter for a mouthwatering caramel finish.
Can I use molasses instead of dark corn syrup in pecan pie?
Looking to make a pie that is not too sweet but still super delicious? Swap out corn syrup for a mixture of maple syrup and molasses to create a velvety smooth filling that can be baked in just 15 minutes! Paired with some chopped pecans and baked in your favorite crust, this pie is sure to be a hit at any holiday gathering, while still being easy to slice and enjoy. Try it out for a tasty and stress-free dessert option.
How do you keep the top of a pecan pie from getting hard?
When it comes to baking a delicious pecan pie, it is important to pay attention to the cooking time. Overcooking your pie can result in a hard texture that nobody wants to sink their teeth into. To avoid this, make sure to remove the pie from the oven as soon as the filling is set and hits the desired temperature of 200 degrees on your handy instant read thermometer. If you find that your pie is browning too quickly on top, placing a piece of aluminum foil over it for the last 10-15 minutes of the baking process can help. And, if you’re still struggling to achieve the perfect texture, try baking the pie on a lower rack to help distribute the heat more evenly.
In conclusion, there’s nothing quite like a delicious farmhouse pecan pie to satisfy your sweet tooth and warm your soul. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic kitchen skills, you can whip up a scrumptious dessert that will impress any guest or family member.
So why not give this recipe a try? Let the aroma of roasted pecans and homemade pie crust fill your home with the irresistible scents of fall, and enjoy the rich, buttery flavor of this classic pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of warm caramel sauce.
Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, this farmhouse pecan pie recipe is sure to become one of your favorite autumn desserts. So roll up your sleeves, preheat your oven, and get ready to discover the joys of baking homemade pies that taste as good as they look.
So head on over to your local grocery store or check out some of the links above to find all the ingredients you need for this wonderful dessert. Whether you’re making it for Thanksgiving dinner or just a cozy night in with loved ones, we hope that our recipe brings joy and comfort to those who bake it.
Farmhouse Pecan Pie Recipe
- pastry for 1 pie crust
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup Dark Karo syrup
- 1/2 cup butter (softened) or 1/2 cup margarine (softened)
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Roll out pie crust, and lay in pan – metal’s best!
- Beat eggs until light and fluffy.
- Add sugar and beat again.
- Add syrup, butter, pecans, salt and vanilla. Pour into pie pan, and place on cookie sheet lined with foil for easy cleanup in case the lovely goo boils over.
- Cook on 350 for 10 minutes; then reduce temperature to 325 for 30 minutes.
- Temperature reduction is to keep crust from burning.
- Ovens vary in performance and cook times should be adjusted accordingly (I had to cook mine an additional 10 minutes).
- Pie is done when center jiggles like jello when you shake the pie.
- Make sure the pie cools completely before you cut it.
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Chloe is passionate about creating unique dishes that draw on the flavors of her favorite cultures. She loves experimenting with new ingredients and pushing the boundaries of traditional recipes. Her enthusiasm for cooking is infectious, and she is always eager to share her creations with friends and family.