Almond Pecan Pie

Thanksgiving on a Budget

Looking for a new and different twist on your favorite traditional pecan pie??? Tossing in some sliced almonds will give your pie a new flavor and texture!

Be on the lookout for sales on pecans, almonds and walnuts around the holidays…grab a few extra bags to carry you in to the new year!!!

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This is a must. try. pie!

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Almond Pecan Pie

Yield – 8 servings

Preparation Time – 25 minutes

Cooking Time – 45 – 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour ($.20)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening or butter ($.30)
  • 2-4 Tablespoons COLD water

Filling

  • 4 eggs ($.40)
  • 1 cup brown sugar ($.20)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup ($.50)
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted ($.40)
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla ($.10)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup pecans ($1)
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds ($.75)

Directions

Preheat oven to 375.

  • To prepare homemade pie crust, place flour in mixing bowl; add butter and cut in with pastry blender. Add salt and then add COLD water 1 Tablespoon at a time. Mix and toss ingredients together with a fork until dough ball forms. Place in plastic wrap or Ziploc baggie and put into the refrigerator while you make the filling.

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  • To prepare filling, whisk the eggs, brown sugar, maple syrup, melted butter, vanilla and salt together in a mixing bowl.

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  • Whisk.

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  • Stir in the pecans and sliced almonds.

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  • Once filling is prepared, take the dough ball from the fridge and place on lightly floured surface. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out the crust dough into a circle at least 12 inches in diameter and gently fold pie crust into quarters. Move the folded pie crust from the counter to the pie plate.  Unfold in the pie plate.  Pour filling into pie shell. Flute edges in your favorite design.

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  • Place pie crust shield over the top or use foil to make a shield to keep the crust edges from burning or turning dark brown while baking.
  • Bake at 375 for 40-50 minutes, or until filling has set.

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  • Let cool completely on cooling rack. Refrigerate. It’s easiest to slice pie when its cold!

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  • Serve cool with whipped cream or warm with vanilla bean ice cream. You’ll have to imagine the dollop of whipped cream :)

Cost $3.85

Comments

  1. says

    My husband absolutely loves pecan pie! I found a recipe that was long and complicated, but since I love my husband I thought I would put in the effort.

    Um, your recipe is short, sweet and looks delicious – stealing it!

  2. Nat Alea from OK says

    First of all, CONGRATS on a beautiful baby!!!!! He is very precious. Heal well and enjoy your time with him while he’s still snuggly. I was wondering if you can substitute Molasses for the Maple Syrup? It’s pretty hard to get good maple syrup and what I can get is VERY expensive in little jars for about $7.00. Would Molasses work? I’ve heard of using Corn syrup too. I will be trying this out! Thanks

  3. sally says

    Thanks for the great recipes and cost effective too! I also love the whisk and the picture of your greatest blessing! Beautiful baby……..Happy Thanksgiving

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