Holiday’s just wouldn’t be the same without Teen Teen’s Creamy Pecan Pie. Teen Teen (Tina) is my mom who got thIs nickname when she became a grandmother. In all seriousness, I will dream about this pie as the holiday season approaches. This Creamy Pecan Pie includes all the traditional ingredients, but with a cream filling spin. I hate to tell you, but this recipe is the real deal and isn’t considered healthy. Although you won’t find this in your Keto or Paleo diet, I can guarantee it is sure worth the splurge.
For this pie, mom always just buys store bought pie crust. She doesn’t go over the top with the crust, because the actual magic is in the filling. Don’t feel you have to get too caught up in homemade everything. Save time and just buy the store-bought crust. It will make this pie even cheaper to make.
This Creamy Pecan Pie is super simple and takes minimal ingredients. I bet you probably already have everything you need to make this in your fridge and pantry. It takes only 10 ingredients: store bought pie crust, eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, Kayro syrup, pecans, salt and cream cheese.
Helpful Tips for this Creamy Pecan Pie:
- Always fork the pie crust. Use a fork to pierce the crust once you form it to the pan. This will allow the pie crust to cook evenly.
- Make sure to spray the pie glass dish or pie pan with cooking spray before forming the pie crust into the pan. This will allow you to cut and remove the piece of pie without it sticking to the pan.
- Make sure the cream cheese and butter are at room temperature. These 2 ingredients will mix evenly and more consistently if at room temperature.
- Use the food processor to chop the pecans. Pulse it a few times to get the perfect chopped pecans so that it covers the cream filling evenly.
- During the first 20 minutes of cooking the pie, watch to make sure the crust is golden. Once golden, spray nonstick cooking pray on the back of a large piece of aluminum foil and place over the pie so the crust doesn’t burn or brown too much. Spraying the cooking spray on the foil will allow it to not stick to the pie. It will be easy to remove once pie is completely cooked.
- After 35-40 minutes, shake the pie to ensure it does not jiggle and that it is set.
- Once cooked, allow to cool completely to room temperature before cutting and serving. This will allow the middle to set up properly and become firm.
Trust the Process:
What store-bought pie crust is the best to buy for this Creamy Pecan Pie?
- Teen Teen always buys the pie crust at Aldi
- She recommends buying the refrigerated ones that you can roll out and not the frozen ones.
- The frozen ones tend to crack and chip and don’t have a fresh taste compared to the refrigerated rolled crust.
If you are looking for a new food tradition, be sure to include this recipe in your holiday menu. It will be one that people stand in line for, so be sure to make a few pies so everyone can get a slice of love.
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