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Spiced Maple Pecan Pie With Star Anise Recipe

Spiced Maple Pecan Pie With Star Anise Recipe

This recipe is from Melissa Clark’s new book, Cook This Now. It’s pecan pie that’s taken a little walk on the wild side: Melissa uses maple syrup instead of the more traditional corn syrup and infuses it with star anise and a little rum. Best of all? Her crust is tender and flaky, as well as easy to handle.

Serves: 8


For the piecrust

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into ½-inch pieces
2 to 5 tablespoons ice water

For the filling

1 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup Demerara or raw sugar
8 whole star anise
2 cups pecan halves
3 large eggs
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons dark aged rum
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Whipped crème fraiche, for serving

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