Traditional Pecan Pie in a Jar has a deeply toasted, sweet, luxurious flavor. Just break through the caramelized, crispy pecan topping to expose the amber-colored rich filling and flaky crust inside. Serve with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
48 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 43 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 jars
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread pecans on a baking sheet.

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  • Bake pecans in the preheated oven until lightly toasted, 6 to 8 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

  • Bring sugar, light corn syrup, and dark corn syrup to a boil in a saucepan; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

  • Whisk eggs in a large bowl until frothy. Add syrup mixture slowly, whisking constantly to prevent eggs from curdling. Whisk in butter, vanilla extract, and salt until batter is smooth.

  • Spray 8 small jars with cooking spray. Press pieces of pie crust dough into bottom and sides of jars. Add a layer of toasted pecans to each jar. Spoon in batter, leaving 1/4 inch rim at top.

  • Bake in preheated oven until darkened on the top, about 40 minutes. Cool to room temperature before serving.

Cook's Note:

Check jars while baking at 25 minutes; cover with aluminum foil if tops are darkening too quickly.

Nutrition Facts

794 calories; protein 8.7g 17% DV; carbohydrates 97.4g 31% DV; fat 44.6g 69% DV; cholesterol 108.3mg 36% DV; sodium 395.8mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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12/08/2019
Canning jars are not suitable for baking. The acceptable methods for use are printed on the packaging for the jars. Do the research and then bake in them at your own risk if you choose to do so. At least be informed. Read More
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12/08/2019
Canning jars are not suitable for baking. The acceptable methods for use are printed on the packaging for the jars. Do the research and then bake in them at your own risk if you choose to do so. At least be informed. Read More
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11/25/2019
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