When it comes to pecan pie everyone seems to have their own opinion of what makes the pecan pie absolutely perfect. From the crust to the filling and even where you get your pecans, there are simple things that can change the entire pie. There are many different tricks and tips that pie enthusiasts will use to not only get the perfect pie crust, but to also make sure that the pecan pie filling is that perfect custardy texture and not too runny. It is also important to make sure that the filling has flavor, but is not overpoweringly sweet. If you are looking to make the perfect pecan pie, here you will find some tips for getting it just right as well as several recipes to help you along your way in creating the absolutely perfect pecan pie to share with your family and friends.
1. The Perfect Crust
One of the best ways that you can keep the filling of the pecan pie from seeping under the crust is to use two crusts and stack them. This is a relatively simple process. First, you will want to unfold one of the pie crusts and press out any fold lines. Next, you will unroll the second crust and place it on top of the first one.
Turn the second crust so that the lines do not match the first crust. Press the edges of the second crust into the first crust to create a seal. Roll the crust into a 12-inch circle and then fit it into a nine-inch pie plate. Trim the dough so that it is about a half of an inch from the edge of the pie plate and then either flute, crimp, or fold it under as desired.