The Tomato Head’s Pecan Pie

  • Posted by: Tomato Head, Market Square Manager • December 3rd, 2011

‘Tis the season for pies and cakes and sweet things of all varieties. Mahasti presented The Tomato Head’s recipe for Pecan Pie on WBIR this morning and mm mm mm. We want a piece now, and we can have one (and so can you)…pecan pie is on the menu at both the Knoxville and Maryville locations today.

Tomato Head’s Pecan Pie

1 (9 inch) prepared pie crust
1 cup maple syrup
1 cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup heavy cream
1 Tbl molasses
4 Tbl unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
½ tsp salt
6 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
1.5 cups pecan pieces

Heat oven to 450 degrees.

Over medium heat in a large saucepan, heat together maple syrup, brown sugar, heavy cream and molasses until sugar dissolves and mixture starts to bubble. Remove mixture from heat, add butter and stir until the butter has melted. Allow mixture to cool for 5 minutes. Whisking constantly, whisk in the eggs until they are well incorporated.

Fill pie crust with pecans, pour syrup mixture over pecans. Place the pie in the oven and immediately turn the heat down to 425. Bake the pie for 45 – 50 minutes or until the filling is set and center jiggles just slightly.

Allow pie to cool for 3 – 4 hours before cutting and serving with fresh whipped cream.

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