American Pie Council

Sweet Southern Pecan Pie

Sweet Southern Pecan Pie
2012 Amateur Nut

CRUST
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 tablespoons water

Mix flour, sugar, and salt together. Cut in softened butter, mixing until texture is crumbly. Add in water, continuing to mix. Roll dough into a ball on a floured surface. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll crust out on a floured surface and drape in pie pan loosely.

FILLING
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups pecans
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup semisweet white chocolate chips
2 tablespoons molasses
whip cream for garnish

Mix the butter, sugars, corn syrup, eggs, vanilla extract, and molasses together until frothy. Mix in the pecans and chocolate chips. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust. You may have more filling than you need. Bake pie at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes, or until set. Cool completely at room temperature. Serve with whip cream. Enjoy!