Vegan Pecan Pie
I thought I didn't like pecan pie until I had this Vegan Pecan Pie. The questionable brown mush experienced in normal pecan pies is replaced by barley malt, maple syrup and enhanced with cinnamon, ginger and a touch of cardamom in this version. Flaky Vegan Pie Crust is recommended.
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Vegan Pecan Pie Recipe3 cups pecans (whole pecans and pieces)
2/3 cup barley malt syrup
2/3 cup maple syrup
½ cup non-dairy milk
5 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ¼ teaspoons cinnamon
1 ¼ teaspoons ginger
½ teaspoon cardamom
¼ teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon golden flax meal
1) Prepare your pie crust
If using a store bought pie crustPlace the prepared pie crust on a cookie sheet and bake at 350F (177C) for 7 minutes. Place the pecans in the pre-baked crust, and bake an additional 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
If using a home baked pie crustPlace the pie crust on a cookie sheet, place the pecans in the crust, and bake at 325F (163C) for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside. Increase oven temperature to 350F (177C).
2) Prepare the pie fillingIn a medium saucepan combine the barley malt syrup, maple syrup, non-dairy milk, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and salt. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes and remove. Whisk in the golden flax meal. Pour the mixture over the pecans.
3) Bake the pecan pie to perfectionPlace the pie on a cookie sheet and bake at 350F (177C) for 30 more minutes. Remove from the oven, place on a rack and allow to cool before cutting with a sharp knife. To store, cover the pie with plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. This recipe makes one 9 inch diameter Vegan Pecan Pie.
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making it more Southern style
I'm going to make this pie, but I want it to have the classic Southern flavor, with vanilla but no spices. Also, I wonder if instead of 2/3 cup barley malt syrup and 2/3 cup maple syrup, I can use 1 cup barley malt syrup (or 1 cup brown rice syrup) and 1/3 cup molasses? (I'm thinking maple is not a "Southern" flavor.) Thanks to anyone who replies!
Mattie - would it be possible to replace the barley malt syrup with brown rice syrup?
could you substitute brown rice syrup for the barley malt syrup??
Best pecan pie evar.
I grew up in the north, so pecan pie is a foreign concept to me. Being in the south now, I decided to try making a pecan pie for our weekly vegan pot luck. It was good to me, but the true result was that the long-time southern food eaters said it was the best pecan pie they'd ever had, vegan or not. Too bad pecans are so expensive!