Pecan Nut Pie

A short while back I made a Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding dinner for a friends birthday dinner, which we finished with a Pecan Nut Pie and ice cream.  The pie was delicious and will become a regular on our desserts menu.

Pecan Nut Pie



140g cake flour
1ml salt
80g cold butter cut into small cubes
castor sugar
1 large egg yolk
iced water
2.5ml lemon juice



60g butter melted
brown sugar
golden syrup
ml vanilla essence
unbroken pecan halves



  1. Sift the cake flour and salt together.
  2. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the castor sugar to the flour mixture.
  4. Mix the egg yolk, water and lemon juice together and add sufficient to the dry ingredients to make a stiff dough and knead the dough well.
  5. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for an hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 170 °C.
  7. Roll out the pastry and line a greased 23 cm pie dish.  I think mine was a little smaller.
  8. Prick the base a few times with a fork.
  9. Bake blind for 10 minutes.


  1. Lightly beat the eggs.
  2. Continue beating and add the butter and brown sugar.
  3. Add the golden syrup and continue to beat until the mixture is foamy.
  4. Add the vanilla essence.
  5. Arrange the nuts in the pastry case and pour the egg mixture on top.  The nuts will float to the top – you can add a few extra at this point to fill in any gaps.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool until the pie is set.
  8. Serve with cream or ice cream.


26 thoughts on “Pecan Nut Pie

  1. Hi Mandy. Thank you so much for your excellent blog.I hope to try some of your recipes soon. Can you please tell me where I can purchase pecan nuts in Mauritius.Thanks. Shamitha

  2. Pecans haven’t been in any of my recipes for a while as you can’t buy them in Italy easily on the shelf. I should take advantage, and bake something while I’m still here in Australia…thanks for nutty idea! x

    • Hi Kim, welcome and thanks for stopping by. I will be doing a comprehensive Abbreviations and Conversions post next Wednesday (20 April).
      In the mean time: 140g flour = 325ml flour = 1 cup + 1/3 cup
      : 80g butter = 80ml butter = 1/3 cup
      I also have Conversion Categories you can have a look at – they appear on the right hand side of my blog.
      Looking forward to sharing with you. 🙂

  3. a nutty sweet treat. haven’t had in ages pecan pie. can’t wait to visit my in laws at the end of the month, they have a pecan in the back yard. can’t wait to stock up again with some pecan, since they are a little pricey
    thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe Mandy

  4. It’s hard to go past a nice tasty pecan pie isn’t it Mandy. I buy one of these little treats whenever I go to the markets, its my thing – but yours almost makes me want to whip one up. Love them 🙂

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