White Chocolate Pecan Pie

White Chocolate Pecan Pie | Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on November 29, 2011 · 23 comments

The Macy’s Culinary Council is made up of 13 all-star chefs. They are the organization who host the cooking events I have been fortunate enough to attend. So what did they go and do? Created a holiday cookbook, showcasing recipes from these 13 cooking masters. Brilliant. (Thank you Be Everywhere Media for sending it to me!)

The cookbook offers an unprecedented look at the beloved Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, now in it’s 85th year! It’s also filled with over 80 recipes, with gorgeous pictures.

Don’t get hung up on the “holiday” title, because these dishes can (and should) be made all year round – like their Green Bean Gratin, Nancy Silverton’s Spicy Turkey Sandwich, Wolfgang Puck’s Cantaloupe Salad and his White Chocolate Berry Bread Pudding (OMG), and Takashi Yagihashi’s Dorayaki Pancakes

…and the one that stopped me dead in my tracks – Cat Cora’s White Chocolate Pecan Pie.

White Chocolate Pecan Pie

Pie…ya, duh. But the other thing is, I love white chocolate. Even more than dark chocolate.

It was only last year that I tried pecan pie for the first time (and naturally hated myself for all the years I’d been missing out), but since then I’ve made it half a dozen times, half a dozen ways. This is definitely my favorite so far.

This was incredible. Like, don’t resuscitate. One bite of this and I could die happy, thankyouverymuch.

I know that Pecan Pie tends to be synonymous with Thanksgiving, and that’s over now. Who cares! Make it for Hanukkah or Christmas. Trust me, your guests won’t be thinking about the holiday. They’ll just be thinking about ways to get a second slice.

White Chocolate Pecan Pie
Serves 12
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes

Ingredients
• 1 (9-inch) pie crust, homemade or store bought
• 2 cups pecan halves
• 1 cup white chocolate chips
• 3 large eggs
• 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
• 3/4 cup light corn syrup
• 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
• Whipped cream or ice cream for serving (optional)

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Layer the pecans and white chocolate chips on the bottom of your pie shell.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup, and flour until thoroughly combined. Carefully pour the mixture over the nuts and white chips, trying not to dislodge them.

Bake the pie until the crust is golden brown and the filling is set in the center, about 35-40 minutes. (Check after about 25 minutes, and if the pie is browning too quickly, spray tinfoil with non-stick spray and cover the pie loosely.) Transfer pie to a wire rack and let cool for a couple of hours.

Serve with whipped cream, ice cream, or all by itself. It is to die for!

(slightly adapted from Cat Cora)

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Stephanie December 7, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I know I’m way late (yes, again), but I just couldn’t pass this one up without leaving a little love. Last year I made a chocolate chip pecan pie. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. But WHITE chocolate? Oh my! LOVE!

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Amy December 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Hi Steph – I’ve made pecan pie with chocolate chips, too. Love. This one, though? Even better!

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Rhyann@cookingcollegechick November 30, 2011 at 10:32 am

I love your photos and I absolutely love pecan pie. I’ve never thought of making it with white chocolate but I think that it’s an excellent idea since white chocolate is kind of “holiday-y”.

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Amy November 30, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Yes, my sentiments exactly! Thanks for stopping by Rhyann :D

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Mom November 30, 2011 at 6:22 am

Agreed. This pie was even better than the one you made last year.
As for the book, I only had a chance to browse the first 15 pages or so but was quite impressed. I already want that Green Bean Gratin recipe!

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Amy November 30, 2011 at 8:44 am

Oh, I know…that one looks SO good. I’ll type it up this week and send.

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Melissa November 30, 2011 at 6:18 am

The title stopped me dead in my tracks, too. Love this post. Love your family’s comments. :) I may make this for Christmas. I have yet to know if I am making an Eve dinner or not (I want to, not for, um… them… but selfishly, because I want to make prime rib and creamed spinach and another pie ;)).

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Amy November 30, 2011 at 8:40 am

Thanks, Melissa :D. And oh gosh…can I come to your Christmas dinner? Yum. Although, my sister Jen hosts and her dinners are fabulous too. I’m in charge of dessert, of course, and have way too many choices…how do I test them all first without gaining 20 pounds? Oy.

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Joanne November 29, 2011 at 6:34 pm

If anyone was going to give my caramel apple pecan pie a run for it’s money, it was you. And this pie.

given my adoration of all things white chocolate and pecan pie…I’m thinking I need to make this to celebrate…oh..say…wednesday? That seems like a good reason.

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Eliana November 29, 2011 at 11:45 am

Looks like another book I will have to add to my wishlist. And another recipe I will have to add to my to-be-baked list. Looks and sounds outstanding.

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Jenna November 29, 2011 at 10:42 am

There was a pecan pie at our Thanksgiving this year–unfortunately I failed to eat a slice! The reason is simple–there was a magical dark chocolate torte from a local bakery that went perfectly with the post-dinner coffee, and after a slice of that rich treat I couldn’t do any more dessert. Sad. But not too sad, because it gives me a reason to make a pecan pie over Christmas!

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Amy November 29, 2011 at 10:52 am

Dark chocolate torte, you say? I get it. But definitely make this for Christmas. If not, make it the day after Christmas. Still no…then I cannot be held responsible for how sad your New Year could be ;-)

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Sandi Benoit November 29, 2011 at 10:35 am

When Faith & family drove back home from Disney, they stopped @ a road side stand and brought me home a HUGE bag of pecans….Just figured out what I’m going to do with them!!!
My old neighbor’s dad would ship him stuff up from GA and use pecans for packing material. He used to throw them away, until he met me!!! Sadly, he moved away….
Since it’s too late to make this for Thanksgiving, I will give it a try for Christmas!!

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Amy November 29, 2011 at 10:40 am

Used pecans as packing material? Throw them away? WAAAAA? If you’re a fan of pecan pie, you will absolutely die over this one. Truly. Make it for Christmas…you will not regret it.

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Dad November 29, 2011 at 10:23 am

I can attest that this is the most absolutely scrumptiouliscious pie I’ve ever had!!!! And I lived in Florida and have been in Georgia many times. They think they make good pecan pie. Just piles of gooey diabetic coma filling in a saltine cracker crust – with due apologies to Paula (no not Abdul).

This, on the other hand, is rich without making your teeth ache. However, even I – King of the Sweet Teeth – could only go one and a half slices, although it was after turkey and stuff and Amy cuts a generous slice as opposed to Nana who is the only person who can cut lemon meringue pie in less than 1/2 inch portions.

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Amy November 29, 2011 at 10:46 am

This says a lot, Dad, since I know pie, in general, is not your go-to dessert (not that you discriminate against any dessert, but…) – when I saw your eyes light up on Saturday after I told you I had made another one, that was all I needed. You can see how I struggled with the small slices. It’s not in my genetic code – clearly not from Mom’s DNA.

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Jen November 29, 2011 at 10:16 am

Ok…first off, this pie is AMAZING. It was so good that I only wished I had more room in my stomach after the Thanksgiving meal to eat more (yes, I was privileged enough to have this made for me by Amy for Thanksgiving). I will be making this!
Secondly, when are you making that “Spicy Turkey Sandwich” you mention above?! That sounds super yummy! Oh, and the White Chocolate Berry Bread Pudding. If you don’t make that, *I* want the recipe!

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Jen November 29, 2011 at 10:18 am

P.S. That photo is fantastic and actually looks exactly like what I ate. :o)

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Amy November 29, 2011 at 10:42 am

HEE :D Thanks, Jen. Oh, you know what? MAYBE I’ll make that White Chocolate Berry Bread for Christmas! I hadn’t thought of that. But that would be perfect…

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Britton November 29, 2011 at 8:20 am

Love! Melting! Pecan Pie is one of my favorite things on Earth and this just looks too good to be true! Thank you so much for sharing this! Everywhere is fortunate to have someone like you to share these opportunities with. We appreciate all you’re doing! Keep up the great work!

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Amy November 29, 2011 at 8:26 am

Aaah, the feeling is mutual! Thanks for everything, Britton. You rock.

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foodwanderings November 29, 2011 at 8:12 am

Hey there, just wanted to drop by and wave hi. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving long weekend. This pecan pir looks scrumptious.

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Amy November 29, 2011 at 8:19 am

Hi Shulie! *waves back* – our holiday weekend was great, thanks for stopping by. I miss you!

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