The Best Pecan Pie Filling


This pecan pie filling is so rich and delicious! The combination of ingredients provides this filling a unique but classic taste that enriches every pie. You will need around five minutes to prepare it plus 4 hours to set. Here is the recipe:

Servings about 3 cups

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup crushed pecans
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  • In a heavy saucepan, whisk the dark corn syrup, brown sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks, and salt. Place over medium heat, and bring the mixture to boil, stirring constantly. Boil one minute or just until thickened. Remove from heat.
  • Add in vanilla extract and butter. Whisk to incorporate. Apply a sheet of wax paper right on the surface of mixture in order to prevent a film from forming. Chill for 4 hours. Then, you can spread it over a pie crust.

Enjoy!

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