Star Pecan Pie

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This versatile pie received our tasters' top rating. Display it whole during dinner where guests can admire its star-studded top and anticipate its gooey richness.

Yield: 1 (9") pie
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Ingredients

  • Classic Pastry Shell and Pastry Stars
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, lightly toasted
  • 2/3 cup pecan halves

Preparation

  1. Prepare dough for Classic Pastry Shell and Pastry Stars. Roll three-fourths of dough to 1/8" thickness on a lightly floured surface. Place in a 9" pie plate; trim off excess pastry along edges. Fold edges under, and crimp. Place pastry in refrigerator while preparing Pastry Stars and pie filling.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll remaining dough to 1/8" thickness on a lightly floured surface. Using a 1" star-shaped cutter, cut out 12 stars. Repeat procedure using a 1 1/2" star-shaped cutter to cut out 5 stars. Transfer stars to prepared baking sheet. Whisk together 1 egg and cream in a small bowl. Remove pastry from refrigerator. Brush egg wash over Pastry Stars and around crimped edge of pastry.
  3. Whisk remaining 3 eggs in a bowl. Whisk in brown sugar and next 4 ingredients; stir in chopped pecans. Pour filling into pastry shell. Arrange pecan halves around outer edge of filling. Arrange Pastry Stars on top of pie.
  4. Bake at 350° on bottom oven rack for 50 to 55 minutes or until filling is set and pastry stars are browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Pecan Pie with Grand Marnier: Prepare main recipe as directed above, but add 2 Tbsp. Grand Marnier to filling and substitute 1 tsp. orange extract for vanilla. Bake as directed.
  6. Chocolate Pecan Pie: Prepare main recipe as directed above, but add 2 (1-oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted, to filling along with butter. Bake as directed.
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