Ancho Chile–Spiced Pecan Pie Recipe For Easter Day 2024

This meal takes the traditional dessert that is offered on Easter and gives it a new and interesting way to be served!


FOR THE CRUST: – 1 1/2 vegetable shortening – 3 c. all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting – 1 large egg, beaten – 5 tbsp. ice water – 1 tbsp. distilled white vinegar – 1 tsp. kosher salt FOR THE FILLING: – 1 c. light corn syrup – 1 c. granulated sugar – 5 tbsp. salted butter, melted – 2 tbsp. packed light brown sugar – 1 tsp. vanilla extract – 1/2 tsp. kosher salt – 3 large eggs, beaten – 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder – 1 tbsp. plus 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder – 1/2 cayenne pepper – 1 1/4 c. pecan – 1 tbsp. powdered sugar

For the crust, combine shortening and flour in a large bowl with a pastry cutter for 3–4 minutes until coarse meal forms. Gently whisk in egg, cold water, vinegar, and salt.

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Seal two even-sized dough balls in a large plastic bag. Roll each ball into a 1/2-inch disk with a pin. Seal bags and freeze 15 minutes. Thaw one frozen dough disk before using it (save the other for another pie).

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Preheat the oven to 350°. Roll out pie dough from the center on a floured board. If dough is excessively wet, dust with flour. 

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The dough may stick to the surface, so use a metal spatula to scrape and rotate it before rolling it out to 11 inches.

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Carefully place dough in a 9-inch pie plate. Press the dough against the pan sides gently. Crimp the edges and tuck any extra dough.

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For filling: In a large basin, mix corn syrup, granulated sugar, melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and eggs. Add cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne.

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Stir the pecans with the powdered sugar, remaining 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne in a medium bowl until coated. 

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Put pecans equally in the pie crust. Pour corn syrup over pecans and spread evenly. Cover the pie with foil and bake for 40 minutes until the filling just sets.

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Uncover the pie and bake for 40–50 minutes until firm but slightly jiggly. Allow it cool on a rack for 4 hours or overnight.

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Also See

Éclair Cake Recipe For Easter Day 2024