Brown Butter–Honey Pecan Pie

Preparation info
  • Makes


    9 inch pie
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pie for Everyone: Recipes and Stories from Petee's Pie, New York's Best Pie Shop

By Petra Paredez

Published 2020

  • About

Most pecan pies are made with corn syrup, which you won’t find in my recipes. However, the first pecan pies predated the invention of corn syrup and were actually rich dairy custards—think coconut custard but with pecans. I love the buttery, sticky sweetness of pecan pie, though, so I use brown sugar and local apple blossom honey, taking a few extra minutes to brown the butter, rather than just melting it, for a nuttier, caramelized flavor. The combination of honey and browned butter gives