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Southern Pecan Pie in the Ninja Foodi Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This Southern Pecan Pie recipe is my go-to for a sweet, nutty treat. It's a breeze to whip up in my Ninja Foodi, and the result is always a crowd-pleaser.

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This Southern Pecan Pie recipe is one of my all-time favorites. Biting into the buttery crust and sweet, nutty filling takes me right back to my grandma's kitchen. She'd whisk, I'd stir, a team making memories one pie at a time. Oh, how she'd love to see me cooking this scrumptious pie in my Ninja Foodi now! I can't wait for you to try it, to taste a slice of my family's love and tradition sweetly nestled in each crumb.

Ingredients for Southern Pecan Pie in the Ninja Foodi

  • Unbaked pie crust: Provides a flaky base for the pie, holding the filling together and adding a delicious contrast in texture.
  • Pecan halves: The star of the show, pecans add a rich, nutty flavor and crunchy texture to the pie.
  • Eggs: Act as a binding agent, helping to set the filling and give structure to the pie when baked.
  • Light corn syrup: Adds sweetness and helps create a smooth, gooey texture in the filling of the pecan pie.
  • Granulated sugar: Sweetens the pie filling and balances the flavors, enhancing the overall taste of the dessert.
  • Brown sugar: Adds a rich, caramel-like flavor to the filling, complementing the pecans and enhancing the sweetness of the pie.
  • Butter: Contributes richness and flavor to the filling, creating a luscious and indulgent pecan pie.
  • Vanilla extract: Enhances the overall flavor profile of the pie, adding a warm and aromatic note to the sweet filling.

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Essential Tools for Making Pecan Pie in the Ninja Foodi

  • Pie dish: Essential for baking and serving the pecan pie.
  • Mixing bowl: Used to combine and beat the ingredients for the pie filling.
  • Oven: Necessary for baking the pecan pie to perfection.

Serves: 8 people

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 unbaked pie crust
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Ninja Foodi to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Place the pie crust in a pie dish and crimp the edges.
  3. Sprinkle pecan halves evenly over the bottom of the pie crust.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, corn syrup, granulated sugar, brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt until well combined.
  5. Pour the mixture over the pecans in the pie crust.
  6. Place the pie dish in the Ninja Foodi and cook for 45 minutes or until the pie is set.
  7. Let the pie cool before serving.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 520 kcal | Carbohydrates: 74 g | Protein: 5 g | Total Fat: 24 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8 g | Cholesterol: 80 mg | Sodium: 250 mg | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 60 g | Calcium: 60 mg | Potassium: 180 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 1 mg

Can You Make Southern Pecan Pie Ahead of Time or Freeze It?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the pecan pie as instructed and let it cool completely.
  • Once cooled, cover the pie tightly with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • When ready to serve, bring the pie to room temperature or warm it slightly in the oven before serving.

Freezing Instructions

  • After baking and cooling the pecan pie, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil.
  • Label the pie with the date and store it in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.
  • To serve, thaw the pie overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven before serving.

Did you know that adding a splash of bourbon to the pecan pie filling can enhance the flavor and give it a unique twist?

Common Questions About Making Pecan Pie in the Ninja Foodi

FAQ:
Can I use a store-bought pie crust for this recipe?
Yes, you can use a store-bought pie crust if you prefer not to make one from scratch.
How long should I cook the pecan pie in the Ninja Foodi?
Cook the pecan pie in the Ninja Foodi for about 45 minutes or until the pie is set.
Can I substitute the pecans with a different type of nut?
While pecans are traditional for pecan pie, you can experiment with other nuts like walnuts or almonds if you prefer.
Do I need to refrigerate the pecan pie after baking?
Yes, it's best to refrigerate the pecan pie after baking to keep it fresh and prevent spoilage.
Can I freeze the pecan pie for later?
Yes, you can freeze the pecan pie for later. Just make sure to wrap it well to prevent freezer burn.

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