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Browned Butter Maple Pecan Pie (Without Corn Syrup!)

Browned Butter Maple Pecan Pie (Without Corn Syrup!)

  • Author: Marie Lavigne
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour (for the crust)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, chilled and diced (for the crust)
  • 46 tablespoons ice water (for the crust)
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup browned butter
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Prepare the Crust: In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in the chilled butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add ice water, stirring until a dough forms. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Roll Out the Dough: On a floured surface, roll out the dough to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Place the crust in the dish and refrigerate while preparing the filling.
  3. Brown the Butter: Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Continue cooking, stirring constantly until the butter turns golden brown. Remove from heat and cool.
  4. Make the Filling: In a large bowl, mix the browned butter, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Stir in the chopped pecans.
  5. Assemble the Pie: Pour the filling into the prepared crust. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  6. Bake: Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack before serving.


  • Browning the Butter: Watch the butter closely as it browns to avoid burning. The nutty aroma and golden color are your cues.
  • Chilling the Dough: Ensure the dough is well-chilled to make rolling easier and prevent shrinkage during baking.
  • Serving: This pie is best enjoyed at room temperature or slightly warmed. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes + 1 hour chilling
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: Approx. 410 kcal
  • Sugar: 24 g
  • Sodium: 200 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 95 mg