Maple Frangipane Pecan Pie Recipe

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My Vanilla Bean, Bourbon, and Maple Frangipane Pecan Pie is a wonderful tart with a creamy pecan frangipane.  


FOR THE PIE CRUST (MAKES 2 CRUSTS) – 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour – 1 cup unsalted butter, cold – 1 tsp salt – 1 tsp granulated sugar – 1/4 cup ice water FOR THE FRANGIPANE FILLING – 1 cup unsalted butter – 1 cup dark brown sugar – 2 eggs – 2 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract – 2 tsp bourbon – 1/2 tsp salt – 2 cups ground toasted pecans, see note about making them below – 2 Tbsp all purpose flour – 70 or so pecan halves, for topping – 1/4 cup maple syrup, for brushing

Pulse cold butter, flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor until no large butter chunks remain. Slowly add ice water and pulse till dough forms.

Step 1 


Remove dough from food processor onto lightly floured surface. Make flat discs from each half of dough. Wrap one disc in plastic and refrigerate for an hour. Keep extra crust.  

Step 2

Remove the cold dough from the fridge and roll it out on a lightly floured board into a 14-inch circle.

Step 3

Place the rolled-out dough in a 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom and gently push it in, pinching off any excess. Cool again in the fridge while making the pie filling.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 375F. To make butter and dark brown sugar frothy, combine them in an electric mixer with a paddle attachment or electric beaters for 3-5 minutes.

Step 5

Mix in eggs. Mix salt, bourbon, and vanilla. Combine roasted pecan meal and flour. I like to combine everything in the bottom of the bowl using a spoon or spatula when using an electric mixer.  

Step 6

Pour contents into chilled tart crust. Top the tart with pecan halves and maple syrup. If it browns too much, tent it loosely with aluminium foil towards the end of baking.  

Step 7

Mine was foil-covered for the last 10 minutes. The tart should be puffy, rich brown, and not wobbly in the middle.

Step 8

After baking, let it cool and brush with maple syrup again. Serve warm or chill overnight for easy slicing.  

Step 9

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