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Latest Pecan Pie Attempt

Posted by ataraktos on 2011-06-18

I've been trying to perfect vegan pecan pie for a while ... this was the best outcome so far but I still wouldn't say it's perfect. I plan to try, soon, the version floating around on the interwebs that calls for saltine crackers and applesauces. Sounds a bit crazy, but I think it just might work.

Anyway, here is the recipe for my lastest attempt. If the applesauce/cracker approach fails, I'll pick up from this recipe and start making adjustments and tweeks again.

The below amounts are for one 5" (inside diameter) pie.

Crust Ingredients
  • 18 grams coconut oil
  • 18 grams shortenting
  • 12 grams vegan margarine
  • 1 1/2 tbsp hot water
  • pinch salt
  • pinch sugar
  • 100 grams flour
Crust Instructions
  1. Melt fat with hot water.
  2. Mix in dry ingredients until combined.
  3. Press into pie plate.
  4. Put in the freezer while preparing filling.
Filling Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 3 tbsp light or dark corn syrup
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp ener-g + 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp Bisquick
  • 1 tsp pectin, dissolved in 3 heated tbsp soymilk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend all ingredients, except pecans, in a food processor until smooth.
  3. Line chilled pie shell with pecans.
  4. Top with filling.
  5. Bake for 50-55 minutes.
Mini pie:
Slice of the tiny pie: