This is easily one of the most hassle-free pecan pie ever! Of course the hack is that you use a pre-made pie shell 🙂 I’m never pro pre-made anything but yes I must admit, it is very convenient and quick. This recipe was given to me by my husband’s aunt and I am so glad I tried it out.
The most awesome thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t use any corn syrup like the traditional pecan pie uses. That makes it less sweet and as a result, you can have more than one piece without feeling too guilty about it 😀
Also the original recipe calls for both brown and white sugars. My aunt suggested to skip the white sugar and as we prefer lesser sweet, it was perfect for us. I’ve made this pie multiple times already and it comes out perfect each time. I will make it with a scratch pie shell someday, but till then this will do for me 🙂 This was the last piece of the pie that was left before I could take any pictures.
The pie is good warm or cold. I find it more delicious the next day. The filling firms up more and there are lesser chances of the pecans dropping off. If you prefer to add some extra sweetness to the pie, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream or a dollop of whipped cream. You can never go wrong with ice-cream 🙂
2 large eggs
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar (use only if you like sweet pie)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon milk
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
unbaked 9 inch pie shell
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a bowl, whisk the eggs till foamy. Add in the melted butter and stir. Add the sugars and flour and mix well.
Lastly, add the milk, vanilla and chopped pecans.
Pour the mixture in the pie shell and bake at 400 F for 8 minutes. Lower the temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for further 30-40 minutes. It’s good to check if the pie is done at 30 minutes. You can easily do the toothpick test.
Also if you feel like the rim of the pie shell is browning quickly, you can wrap the rim with aluminum foil.
Preparation Time: 1 hour 10 minutes including cooking time