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What is the best type of crust for a pecan pie? I find even with covering the crust is done well before the filling. Help!

Would changing to a butter/shortening combo help?

asked by Evin Lowe 28 days ago

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Emma Laperruque
Emma Laperruque

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added 28 days ago

Hi Evin! My default pie crust is all-butter and this has always worked for me with pecan pies. But the bake time really depends on the filling! Here's a pecan pie recipe that uses a butter/shortening combo for the crust—with a lot of positive reviews: https://food52.com/recipes.... Happy Thanksgiving!

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Smaug
added 28 days ago

Changing from what? I generally use a butter/Crisco combination with pecan pies and it's no problem, but I don't think the type of fat (aka shortening- I will get that word reinstated before I die) has any profound effect on the bake time of a crust.

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Ella Quittner
added 28 days ago

Hi Evin,

I love the dough recipe in this:
https://food52.com/recipes...

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