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Caramel Pecan Pie

by Amy
Pecan lovers and pecan haters alike come together over this amazing Caramel Pecan Pie. Everyone says to "bring more next time!"
Owl Creek Farm Caramel Pecan Pie

This Caramel Pecan Pie recipe has seen many pecan haters grudgingly admit that pecans can be good. Good enough to ask for it next time, and good enough to be disappointed if it’s not included. I bribe the kids into unwrapping the caramels – they don’t mind with the first one stuck in their mouths! – and it’s pretty easy to make.

I always make my flaky homemade lard pie crust, but really, even a pre-made one will be fine. The caramel pecan pie filling sets up too firm to be able to use a graham crust, but the extra sweetness isn’t needed, anyway.

For another dessert idea, we’ve started bringing our Apple Crisp and getting a lot more praise then any apple pie I’ve ever made received. And I’ve made some amazing apple pies!

Owl Creek Farm Caramel Pecan Pie

Caramel Pecan Pie

Owl Creek Farm owlcreek.ca
Pecan lovers and pecan haters alike come together over this amazing Caramel Pecan Pie. Everyone says to "bring more next time!"
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 561 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pie Crust

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cup lard
  • 2 tbsp water cold

Caramel Pecan Pie Filling

  • 36 caramel candies
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup pecan halves

Instructions
 

Pie Crust

  • Combine flour and salt in medium mixing bowl, then cut in lard until completely incorporated, the mixture will have a texture that looks like small peas. On a well floured surface, place the dough, and sprinkle with more flour.
  • Using a fork, slowly dribble in water and combine. Press dough together into a balland then shape the ball into more of a hockey puck shape, removing as many cracks as possible.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll evenly until the crust is just slightly larger than needed for your pie plate. Carefully fold in half, then in half again and place in pie plate, then carefully unfold and press gently into place.
  • Preheat oven to 350°f

Caramel Pecan Pie Filling

  • In a saucepan over low heat, combine caramels, butter and milk. Cook, stirring frequently, until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In large bowl, combine sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt. So the heat of the caramels doesn't cook the eggs, slowly pour and mix the caramel mixture into the egg mixture. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into unbaked pie crust.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Allow to cool until filling is firm.

Nutrition

Calories: 561kcalCarbohydrates: 91gProtein: 10gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 485mgPotassium: 281mgFiber: 2gSugar: 66gVitamin A: 287IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 138mgIron: 2mg
Keyword caramel, crust, holiday, pecan, pecan pie, pie
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