Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie

Bonnie Beck


I dislike using Corn Syrup in my pecan pies, because most are GMO (bad bad bad). Finding organic corn syrup is time consuming and expensive.

I like to use the recipe for Lyle's Golden Syrup normally.

Found this recipe on FB and thought it might be good since all the ingredients are on hand.


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How to Make Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie


  • 1Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie Recipe
    By Mario Gutierrez

    Game plan: If you choose, you can decorate the top of your pie by arranging about a 1/2 cup of pecan halves around the edge of the filling, next to the crust.

    Flour, for dusting the work surface
    Flaky Pie Crust
    1 cup packed light brown sugar, dark muscovado sugar, or turbinado sugar
    2/3 cup raw honey
    5 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature, plus more for coating the pie plate
    2 tablespoons dark rum
    3 large eggs
    1 tablespoon AP flour
    2 tablespoons heavy cream
    2 cups pecan halves, coarsely chopped (about 8 ounces)
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
    1/4 teaspoon fine salt


    Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the lower third. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with butter; set aside.

    On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 12 inches in diameter and between 1/4 and 1/8 inch thick. Without stretching the dough, line the prepared pie plate and trim to leave a 3/4-inch overhang. Fold the overhanging dough underneath itself, crimping the edges with two fingers along the rim of the pie plate to form a high, fluted border. Cover the pie shell in plastic and chill until needed.

    Place the sugar, honey, butter, and rum in a large saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly and scraping back in any foam that clings to the sides of the pan. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool to lukewarm, at least 15 minutes.

    Beat the eggs in a small bowl until the yolks and whites are broken up and incorporated, then beat into the cooled syrup. Add the pecans, vanilla, flour, cream, orange zest and salt and stir to combine. Pour into the chilled pie shell.
    Bake until the filling is set but still slightly wobbly in the center, about 50 minutes. Cool the pie completely on a wire rack.
  • 2Slightly sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, for serving.

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About Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Heirloom

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