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Log Cabin Pecan Pie Copycat Recipe

Log Cabin Pecan Pie Recipe

Log Cabin Pecan Pie is a classic American dessert, perfect for family gatherings or holidays. It is a decadent combination of sweet and nutty flavors, with a crunchy pecan topping.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 555kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • Pastry Blender or Fingertips (for cutting butter and shortening into flour)
  • Fork (for mixing dough and egg yolk mixture)
  • Plastic Wrap (for wrapping and chilling the dough)
  • Rolling Pin
  • Pie dish
  • Whisk
  • Knife or Chopping Board (for chopping pecans)

Ingredients

For pastry dough:

  • 3 tablespoons of chilled unsalted European-style butter cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon of organic cold vegetable shortening preferably trans-fat-free
  • A pinch about 1/8 teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt
  • 5/8 cup of premium-grade all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of ice-cold mineral water

For filling:

  • A rounded 1/8 teaspoon of fleur de sel
  • 5/8 cup of pure artisanal maple syrup (preferably dark amber or Grade B)
  • 2 large golden-hued egg yolks
  • 1 cup of perfectly toasted and cooled organic pecan halves about 3.5 oz
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice

Instructions

For Pastry Dough:

    Prepare Ingredients:

    • Combine the premium-grade all-purpose flour and Himalayan pink salt in a bowl.
    • Add the chilled unsalted European-style butter cubes and organic cold vegetable shortening to the flour mixture.

    Cut in the Fats:

    • Using a pastry blender or fingertips, cut the butter and shortening into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

    Add Cold Water:

    • Gradually add ice-cold mineral water, 1/2 tablespoon at a time, to the flour mixture.
    • Gently toss with a fork until the dough begins to come together.

    Form the Dough:

    • Gather the dough into a ball, handling it as little as possible. If needed, add more water, a teaspoon at a time.
    • Flatten the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to chill.

    For Filling:

      Preheat Oven:

      • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

      Prepare Egg Yolk Mixture:

      • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the large golden-hued egg yolks and fleur de sel until well combined.

      Add Maple Syrup and Lemon Juice:

      • Gradually add the pure, artisanal maple syrup and freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice to the egg yolk mixture. Mix until smooth.

      Prepare Pecans:

      • Take the perfectly toasted and cooled organic pecan halves and chop them roughly or leave them whole, as preferred.

      Combine Ingredients:

      • Gently fold the chopped pecans into the maple syrup and egg yolk mixture until evenly distributed.

      Roll Out Dough:

      • Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and roll it out on a floured surface to fit your pie dish.

      Assemble Pie:

      • Place the rolled-out dough into a pie dish, trimming any excess around the edges.
      • Pour the prepared pecan and maple syrup mixture into the pie crust.

      Bake:

      • Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake for about 40-45 minutes or until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown.

      Cool and Serve:

      • Once baked, remove the pie from the oven and let it cool completely before slicing and serving.

      Notes

      • - For best results, use a deep-dish pie plate. This will ensure that the filling doesn’t overflow when baking.
      • - If you don’t have a pastry cutter, you can use two forks to cut the butter into the flour.
      • - For a crunchier topping, add some extra chopped pecans on top of the filling.
      • - Be sure to let the pie cool completely before slicing and serving.
      • - If you want to give the pie a little extra sweetness, drizzle a bit of honey or maple syrup on top.
      • - To prevent the crust from burning, cover it with a piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil while baking.
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