Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Recipe

by Teri Gruss, MS on November 27th, 2012


This gluten free recipe for pecan pie is incredibly sweet and delicious. Don't be intimidated about making homemade pie crust. A food processor makes the task fast and easy- just keep your butter or shortening chilled and use ice water.

The rich pecan filling is mixed in a blender, making this a fast and easy favorite.

Tip - An 8 or 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom makes a nice-looking crimped crust and makes cutting pies easy too.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 unbaked 8 or 9" gluten-free pie crustl (Recipe link below)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans plus about 20 whole pecan halves

 

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 425° F / 218° C

  1. Add eggs, sugar, salt, corn syrup, melted butter and vanilla in a blender jar and pulse several times until mixture is combined.
  2. Add 1 cup pecans and pulse once or twice, just until pecans are coarsely chopped.
  3. Pour filling into prepared pie crust and place remaining pecan halves around the top of the filling.
  4. Bake in 425° F / 218° C for 15 minutes and then lower oven temperature to 350° F / 177° C and bake an additional 30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the pie is lightly browned.
  5. Cool on a wire rack before serving.

 

Yield - 6 to 8 slices

 

Gluten-Free Pie Crust Recipe Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.

------------------------ Author Information: Teri Gruss, MS
Teri Gruss, MS About.com Guide to Gluten-Free Cooking Teri was diagnosed with gluten intolerance after decades of symptoms that culminated in malabsorption syndrome. Teri has written numerous health and nutrition articles for the popular website naturalnews.com and was a founding member and moderator of nutritioncircle.org, a nutrition forum for healthcare professionals and students. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and supports the non-profit organization Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) of North America as a member. Email Teri Gruss, MS here.

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