Nothing says fall and winter holidays like a big piece of gluten free pecan pie. The sugary sweet treat is the perfect way to end any meal, and it's pure comfort food. Everyone will devour every crumb of this easy pecan pie.
As soon as the delicious southern pecan pie recipe hits your tongue, you will get an explosion of flavor. Hearty pecans steal the show while being nestled on a flavorful gluten free crust. Even better, my version is made without corn syrup!
If you love pie, here are over 50 delicious gluten free pie recipes to try!
I am always surprised when someone says they didn't grow up eating pecan pie. Homemade pecan pie is just a staple at all of our holiday events because most of us love it so much. There is a person here and there that don't like it, but they are few and far between in our family.
The Fearless Dining home is always really excited when "pie" season hits because they know that I will be baking a couple of gluten free pecan pies. They practically jump up and get in line when it's time to dig into dessert! (If your family loves pie this much, you may also want to make this delicious Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pie too!)
Grandma's all over the world have been making old fashioned pecan pie forever, and one day, when I have grandkids, I will gladly pass on the tradition. The texture of this gluten free pie crust is incredible too.
If you don't have a lot of experience baking gluten free food, take a peek at my Gluten Free Pantry Essentials And Equipment Recommendations. I break down many gluten free ingredients for you and help explain their purpose in your recipes.
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- How thick do you roll out the pie crust?
- How to make pecan pie filling without corn syrup:
- How do you know when the pie is done baking?
- Can you overcook this pie?
- How long should a pecan pie cool?
- Do you need to refrigerate pecan pie?
- Can you freeze pecan pie?
- Can you make this recipe dairy-free?
- 📋 Recipe
The first step in making my homemade gluten free pecan pie is to either make or buy a gluten free crust. If you want an incredible, easy gluten free crust...you will want my popular Gluten Free Crust recipe.
*Note I do NOT recommend Trader Joe's frozen gluten free pie crust for this recipe. Their crust is very thin and with a more "gooey" type of pie, like this pecan pie recipe, the pie will fall apart if you use that brand.
Are you ready to try making some pecan pie?
First, add your pie crust ingredients to a bowl. (For all of the specific instructions and tips, don't forget to visit my homemade gluten free pie post.) Form the dough and roll out your pie crust.
I have tested two gluten free flour blends in this recipe. I liked King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend. This doesn't mean other blends won't work, I just haven't tested any others. Try to avoid flour blends that are high in starch.
As always, if your blend does not contain Xanthan Gum, you will need to add 1 teaspoon.
How thick do you roll out the pie crust?
This pie recipe has a very wet filling so I recommend rolling the thickness of the pie crust dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
Place the crust into a greased pie tin.
Use your fingers to pinch the edges into a pretty pattern. Pre-bake the crust for 10 minutes.
How to make pecan pie filling without corn syrup:
Melt the butter on low heat in a small pot. When the butter is mostly melted, turn off the heat. Add the sugars and whisk to blend.
Add the eggs, vanilla, heavy cream, and pecans and mix well.
Pour the pecan pie filling into the crust. Smooth it out with a spoon and make sure the pecans are evenly distributed.
Place the pecan pie on a cookie sheet and bake at 350F degrees for 20 minutes. Cover with foil gently and bake an additional 25 minutes.
How do you know when the pie is done baking?
You'll know when this homemade gluten free pecan pie is done by the look of the pie. The top will be caramelized, and the center should only jiggle slightly when tapped. Take a butter knife and insert it into the center of the homemade pecan pie.
Your knife should come out clean when you remove it. If you notice the center sticking to the knife, it will need to bake a little bit longer. Additionally, you can check the internal temperature of the pie. It should be 200 degrees F.
Can you overcook this pie?
Yes, it is possible to overcook a pecan pie. It's best to wrap some foil over the edges of crust towards the end if it seems to be browning too much. Otherwise, keep a close watch on it as it's baking.
If you cook it too long, it will end up gummy and not edible.
How long should a pecan pie cool?
After you remove the gluten free pecan pie from the oven, you should place it on a wire rack to cool. It should sit for at least 2 hours. This allows the filling to continue setting up and will make it even more delicious when it's time to eat it. Don't skip this step, or it may end up too runny to form into regular pie pieces.
Do you need to refrigerate pecan pie?
Yes, it's always better if you can refrigerate this gluten free pecan pie. It will last around 3-4 days if refrigerated. The easy pecan pie recipe should never sit out longer than 2 hours. So for the holidays, it's okay to have it on the dessert table for up to 2 hours at a time.
Be sure to wrap the pie before refrigerating and make sure to keep it away from anything with a strong odor. When you are ready to serve, slice it, and enjoy it.
Can you freeze pecan pie?
Yes, you can easily freeze pecan pie. Simply wrap the gluten free pecan pie with aluminum foil, plastic wrap, or place it in a freezer-safe bag. Then put it in a storage container, so it has double protection from the cold freezer.
Just place it in the fridge the day before you want to serve, and it will be ready to go. It will last in the freezer for 2 months if you wrapped it properly.
Can you make this recipe dairy-free?
You could make this recipe dairy-free. It is probably easier to use this Dairy-Free Pecan Pie recipe with a gluten free crust.
If you love pie, I have some amazing gluten free pie and my pie crust recipe that I can't wait to share with you. Take a look:
- Sweet and creamy, this Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pie is a winner.
- If you don't want to take the time to make a whole pie, this Honey Apple Gluten Free Galette is quick and easy to make.
- For my peanut butter lovers, this no-bake Gluten Free Peanut Butter Pie With Peanut Butter Cracker Crust is really good.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons gluten free flour blend
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup pecans
- Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
- Make or use a premade gluten free pie crust.
- Prebake the pie crust for 10 minutes.
- In a pot, melt butter over low heat. Turn off the stove.
- Add all of the ingredients and mix well.
- Pour into the pie crust and spread to even it out.
- Bake 20 minutes with a piece of foil over the pie to protect the crust.
- Remove the foil and bake 10 more minutes.
- Take out of the oven and cool.
- Serve with ice cream or whipped cream
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 289Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 3g
**If your gluten free flour blend doesn't include Xanthan Gum, please add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon! **Please note this nutrition information is calculated by a recipe plugin and is an estimate based on the ingredients used in this recipe.