The Secret Ingredient to Pecan Pie

Hooray Pecan Pie season is here! Today we’re sharing our recipe for Pecan Pie. Can you guess our secret ingredient?

Yep, it’s coffee. We make our pecan pie with a touch of coffee. The brewed dark roast coffee mixed in with the pecans compliments their nuttiness. Also coffee rounds out the sweetness of sugar and syrup, so it’s not toothache sweet. Just a little bit of coffee will do. A dark roast like Twenty Strong is the perfect marrying ingredient, giving this pie that little extra something that makes you crave more!

Coffee Pecan Pie

1 9-inch pie crust

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

3 eggs, slightly beaten

1 tablespoon King Bean brewed coffee, cooled

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups pecan halves

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Roll out the dough, and gently lay into a 9-inch pie dish. Trim edges, and crimp as desired.
  3. Whisk together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, eggs, coffee, and vanilla in a large bowl to combine.
  4. Sprinkle pecan halves in bottom of pie dish, and carefully pour filling over pecans (they will rise to the top as the pie bakes).
  5. Place pie in preheated oven, and bake for about 45-50 minutes, until filling is set. Remove from oven and cool completely. 

Makes 1 9-inch pie. We hope you enjoy! 

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