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Deep Dish Pecan Pie

Our family members each have a favorite cake or dessert for birthdays and special occasions, but one universal favorite is a rich, gooey pecan pie.

Truth be told, in the past I've tiptoed around the idea of making a homemade pecan pie.  I've bought them at local bakeries, and even avoided pie baking altogether by distracting my family with pecan crisps and pecan cobblers.  

But, it was time to face my fear of pecan pie baking failure ... and to finally use my springform pan.  To better our odds of a favorable outcome, used store-bought pie crust.  

To get started, preheat oven to 325 degrees.

The ingredients are:

4 cups chopped pecans
1 cup honey (you could use corn syrup)
1 cup brown sugar - I used dark
3 whole eggs
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 refrigerated pie crusts

Roll out one refrigerated pie crust.  Cut into 4 equal pieces.  Place the 4 pie crust pieces along the outside edges of the second full pie crust, pressing the edges to form a large circle.  I did this to create a thicker edged crust that you'll see in a bit.

Carefully place crust in springform pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

Roll the excess crust in and press against the inside sides of the pan.

To prevent the crust from rising in the center as it bakes, prick the bottom of the crust.  I wrapped the pan with aluminum foil as a precaution, but fortunately found the pie did not overflow while baking and the pan did not leak.

Set aside the 4 cups of chopped pecans.  In a bowl, mix all other ingredients.  Stir in the pecans.

Pour mixture into pie crust. 

Place in middle rack in oven and bake for 1 hour.

Let cool and remove side of springform pan.  Slice and serve with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

We enjoyed this pie recently when we celebrated our baby boy's birthday - he's 34!  :) 

Your comments are greatly appreciated and I look forward to your thoughts and ideas!  I try to respond to comments via email as soon as I can. If your email address isn't available, I will comment here. Thanks so much for visiting!

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  1. What a beautiful pie! I love the deep-dish twist.

    1. Thank you, Karyl! Love the spelling of your name! The pie is also quite substantial and weighs a ton. Thanks so much for dropping by to comment!

  2. Omgosh this is genius! I love pecan pie so making it a deep dish pie is like Heaven in my book. Thanks for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

    1. Hi! Using the springform pan made it super deep! I appreciate your visit and kind words. Have a great week!

  3. Yum! Pecan pie is my daughter's favorite and there's a huge bag of pecans in the freezer! By the way, I love your canister set! And happy birthday to your son!

    1. Hi Bless! Thank you! I found the canister set at Home Goods and they're very handy.

  4. My favorite pie , for sure... Yours looks beautiful .. Happy Birthday to your baby [34]. My baby just had his birthday [40].smile.

    1. Definitely is a "mom" thing, isn't it Judy? All of our kiddos will always be our babies regardless of their ages. Time sure does fly right by! :)

  5. Looks delicious! I love pecan pie, but have never tried to make it. Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party!

  6. On that deep dish pecan pie looks so good and yummy! Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.

  7. A deep dish pecan pie sounds heavenly and it looks delicious!

  8. Wow...this sounds amazing!! YUM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. Pecan pie is a favorite around our house but we've never had a deep dish pie. Got to try it I'm sure it will be a hit. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

  10. Oh my goodness a deep dish pecan pie!! Yum. Thanks for joining the #InspirationSpotlight party. Shared

  11. This looks delicious! I love pecan pie and making it a deep dish pie would only make it tastier! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdooodle. Pinning.

  12. Oh yum!! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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