North America Vegan Recipes

Tips, Recipe and Method To Make a Vegan Pecan Pie

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Vegan Recipe – North America

Vegan Pecan Pie Recipe

Introduction: Indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of the South with this vegan twist on a classic favorite – Vegan Pecan Pie. This recipe captures the essence of the traditional pecan pie while staying true to vegan principles. A luscious blend of corn syrup and maple syrup creates the iconic gooey filling, perfectly complemented by the crunch of toasted pecans. Serve it warm with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream for a delightful treat that will please both vegans and non-vegans alike.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 50-55 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Servings: 8

Ingredients:

For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup vegan butter, cold and cubed
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup corn syrup (make sure it’s vegan)
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Pie Crust:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.
    • Add the cold, cubed vegan butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work it into the flour until you have a crumbly mixture.
    • Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing gently with a fork until the dough comes together.
    • Form the dough into a disc, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  3. Roll Out the Crust:
    • On a floured surface, roll out the chilled dough to fit a 9-inch pie pan. Place the crust into the pan and trim any excess dough hanging over the edges. Crimp the edges decoratively.
  4. Prepare the Filling:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped pecans, corn syrup, maple syrup, brown sugar, applesauce, almond milk, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir until well combined.
  5. Assemble the Pie:
    • Pour the filling mixture into the prepared pie crust, spreading it evenly.
  6. Bake the Pie:
    • Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until the filling is set and slightly firm to the touch. The pie might still have a slight jiggle in the center, but it will continue to set as it cools.
  7. Cool and Serve:
    • Once baked, remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool completely on a wire rack. The filling will firm up as it cools.
  8. Serve:
    • Slice the cooled pie and serve it at room temperature or slightly warmed. For an extra treat, serve each slice with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream.

Tips:

  • To achieve a flaky crust, make sure your vegan butter is cold and handle the dough as little as possible.
  • If you’re short on time, you can use a store-bought vegan pie crust instead of making your own.
  • To prevent the edges of the crust from browning too quickly, consider using a pie crust shield or aluminum foil to cover them during baking.
  • Allow the pie to cool completely before slicing to ensure the filling sets properly.

Enjoy the sweet nostalgia of a Southern pecan pie with this vegan version that captures all the traditional flavors you love.

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