Easy pecan pie recipe for Thanksgiving: Gluten Free Raspberry Pecan Pie

Easy pecan pie recipe for Thanksgiving: Gluten Free Raspberry Pecan Pie

If you’re searching for a special Thanksgiving recipe for pecan pie, you have to try my recipe for Gluten Free Raspberry Pecan Pie.

You’ll love how the fresh raspberries add a unique flavor to this easy pecan pie recipe. You can also garnish your pecan pie with raspberries – a nice touch with little effort.

Easy pecan pie recipe for Thanksgiving: Gluten Free Raspberry Pecan Pie

Easy pecan pie recipes make Thanksgiving a breeze

Easy pecan pie recipe like Gluten Free Raspberry Pecan Pie make your Thanksgiving dessert preparation so much easier. You just mix the ingredients together and bake. Well, pretty much. A few tips:

First, if you buy raw pecans for any recipe for pecan pie, you should toast them. Whatever you do, do NOT walk away from the pan or you will burn the pecans and will have to go back to the store for more.

Second, make sure to bake the pecan pie long enough that it’s completely set. It should NOT jiggle at all. If it’s jiggling in the middle, put it back in and bake it some more. Otherwise, after it cools, you’ll have a soupy Raspberry Pecan Pie – blech!

Third, make this easy pecan pie recipe the day or night before Thanksgiving. That way it has time to cool down and chill overnight in the refrigerator.

Finally, serve your Gluten Free Raspberry Pecan Pie with more raspberries and if you wish, some ice cream or whipped cream. If you’re dairy free, vanilla coconut ice cream would be marvelous! You could also try whipping up some chilled coconut cream.

Easy pecan pie recipe for Thanksgiving: Gluten Free Raspberry Pecan Pie

How to make a gluten free pie crust for your easy pecan pie recipe

To save time, I like using store bought gluten free crusts. They’re good, but can be pricey and sometimes they’re hard to find.

Luckily, it’s easy to make a crust with gluten free cookies similar to a homemade graham crackers crust.  My supermarket sells a tasty store brand of gluten free animal crackers that are reasonably priced. One bag is perfect for one pie crust.

You can use any kind of gluten free cookie –  store bought or homemade – that you think would go with a raspberry pecan pie. Graham cracker, vanilla, ginger snap, or snickerdoodle are all delightful choices. You’ll need enough cookies to make 1 1/2 cups of crumbs – about 8 ounces.

Easy pecan pie recipe for Thanksgiving: Gluten Free Raspberry Pecan Pie

In my gluten free pie crust recipe, I used a dairy free buttery spread since I have a food sensitivity to whey. However, you can use real butter if you wish.

I also used brown sugar, since I was using that for the pie as well. Why more sugar, since the cookies are already sweet? When the pie bakes, the crystals of the sugar melt and then crystalize as the pie cools, giving the crust a little more stability. Sort of like pie crust cement! But if you want a low calorie alternative with real brown sugar try Splenda Brown Sugar Blend. Love this stuff!

However, if you’re pressed for time, go ahead and use a store bought gluten free pie crust. You can use either the dough like ones (found in the freezer section) or one of the graham cracker crust like the ones sold by Mi-Del.

 

Easy pecan pie recipe for Thanksgiving: Gluten Free Raspberry Pecan Pie

Gluten Free Raspberry Pecan Pie

Ingredients

For pie crust:

  • 1 (8 ounce) bag gluten free cookies
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or dairy free buttery spread, melted

For pie filling:

  • 1 cup pecans, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1 pat butter or dairy free buttery spread (enough to coat pan when melted)
  • 1/3 cup all purpose gluten free flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter or dairy free buttery spread, melted
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry liqueur (optional)
  • 1 cup raspberries for garnishing

Directions

For pie crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Put cookies in blender or food processor and pulse until the cookies are crushed into fine crumbs. Put the crumbs into a medium sized bowl.
  3. Add brown sugar and whisk until combined and there are no lumps.
  4. Add butter. Stir until the mixture is crumbly.
  5. Place the cookie crumb mixture into a Pyrex glass pie pan. (I feel these bake up the best.) Using the flat bottom of a glass or a Pyrex custard cup, pack down the crumbs and smooth out the surface. You can use your fingers, but the glass or custard cups makes a tighter and smoother surface. Put the pie crust aside.

For pie filling:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the gluten free baking mix, salt and brown sugar until there are no lumps. Add pecans and mix until combined.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash raspberries with a potato masher. Add eggs, maple syrup, melted butter (or buttery spread), and raspberry liqueur, if using. Stir until combined.
  3. Pour liquid mixture into dry mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Place pie shell on a baking sheet.
  5. Pour pie filling into shell and immediately bake for 40-45 minutes. The top should be completely set. The center should not jiggle at all.
  6. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack. Once cool, refrigerate until serving time. Garnish with raspberries before serving.
Prep Time: 40 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Servings: Makes 1 raspberry pecan pie
  • Serving size: Serves 6-8

Originally posted on November 2, 2015. Updated with new pictures and information.

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