Perfect Pecan Pie

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 1995, America's Test Kitchen TV

After patiently scouring dozens of recipes, we finally created a pie with silky-smooth texture, rich praline-like flavor, and a crisp crust.

SERVES8

TIME2½ hours, plus 2 hours chilling and 4 hours cooling

Perfect Pecan Pie

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

What would the best pecan pie recipe look like? Pecan pies can be overwhelmingly sweet, with no real pecan flavor. And they too often turn out curdled and separated. What’s more, the weepy filling makes the bottom crust soggy and leathery. ...

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