Crisp-Crust Pecan Pie

2006-01-06

Crisp-Crust Pecan Pie
 
Recipe from The Dessert Bible by Christopher Kimball
Notes: My Dad bought a big package of pecans and asked if I could make him a traditional pie. He dislikes soggy crust bottoms, so I knew right away to try the crisp crust variation. The recipe in the link above is Kimball's regular pie dough recipe. His version for prebaked pie shells (what I followed) uses 2 tablespoons less butter; he says this is to ensure the edging on the pie remains distinct after prebaking. The filling was still sloshing around after 15 minutes, so I covered the top with foil, lowered the heat and baked for another 15 minutes. True to its name, the crust is definitely crisp, almost cracker-like but the top of the filling has started to caramelize due to the extended baking. Very tasty, especially the bourbon/rum/vanilla flavour.

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