Maple and Bacon Pecan Pie
Preparation
25 MIN
Cooking
30 MIN
Chilling
30 MIN
Servings
8

Maple and Bacon Pecan Pie

Ingredients

    Crust

  • 1 cup (250 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) sugar
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) ice-cold water
  • 1 egg yolk

    Filling

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 cups (500 ml) pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup (250 ml) maple syrup
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) bourbon (or Jack Daniel's whiskey)

Preparation

Crust

  1. In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Add the butter and pulse a few seconds at a time until it is the size of peas. Add the water and egg yolk and pulse again until the dough just begins to form. Add ice-cold water if needed. Remove the dough from the food processor and form into a disc with your hands.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough and line in a 9 in (23 cm) in diameter and 1 inch (2.5 cm) deep removable bottom tart pan. With a fork, prick the bottom of the crust. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or freeze for 15 minutes.
  3. With the rack in the lowest position, preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 °C).

Filling

  1. In a bowl, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Add the eggs and egg white and mix thoroughly. Stir in the pecans, syrup, bacon and bourbon. Pour into the cold crust. Place the tart pan on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until the filling is firm. Let cool completely.