Gingerbread Pecan Slab Pie, homemade gingerbread spice mix is combined with molasses, sugar, eggs and butter to spice up my traditional pecan pie. Baked in a quarter sheet pan so it is perfect for serving a small crowd of 12.

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It’s just a few days until Christmas, do you know what dessert you’ll be serving? Because this might be my favorite recipe idea of 2018! Combining gingerbread spices with pecan pie makes total and complete sense, right?

I originally had planned this recipe to be just a slab pecan pie since I shared a pumpkin slab pie before Thanksgiving. That was until I made gingerbread spice and thought to myself, what if? What if I combined the two? So I did.

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The crust is cookie like and the color of the pie is a little darker. But the flavor? Incredible. 

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For this recipe you will need: 1 recipe easy pâte sucrée, 4 large eggs at room temperature, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup dark brown sugar, 1-1/2 tablespoons homemade gingerbread spice, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 3/4 cup golden syrup, 1/4 cup unsulphured molasses, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 cup (or 4 tablespoons) unsalted butter that is melted and has cooled, and 3 cups coarsely chopped pecans.

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Next pour in the golden syrup and unsulphured molasses.

What is golden syrup? It’s a thick syrup made from sugar cane. Whereas corn syrup is made from cornstarch. It’s a personal preference and either will work wonderfully in this recipe!

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Then whisk to thoroughly combine. 

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Lastly, pour in the cooled, melted butter and give it one last whisk to incorporate.

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Earlier I rolled out the pastry dough to fit a quarter sheet pan (dimensions in the printable recipe) and then chilled it while I made the filling. To that, add the chopped pecans. I chop 2/3 of the nuts while leaving the rest whole.

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Lastly, pour in the gingerbread filling and slip the sheet pan onto the lowest rack in your preheated 375° oven for 30 minutes. Rotate the pan halfway during baking to ensure even baking and browning.

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When the gingerbread pecan slab pie has finished baking, use oven mitts to transfer it to a wire cooling rack. Allow the slab pie to cool for at least 1 to 2 hours before slicing and serving.

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I seriously love how the pecans work perfectly with the warm gingerbread spices! And even more perfect served with either a dollop of homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. 

Festive gingerbread people sprinkles are optional.

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Enjoy! And if you give this Gingerbread Pecan Slab Pie recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Gingerbread Pecan Slab Pie
Yield: 12 to 16

Gingerbread Pecan Slab Pie

In this Gingerbread Pecan Slab Pie, homemade gingerbread spice mix is combined with molasses, eggs and butter to spice up my traditional pecan pie. Baked in a quarter sheet pan which is perfect for serving a small crowd.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons homemade gingerbread spice mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup golden syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsluphured molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup melted [and cooled] unsalted butter
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped pecans

FOR SERVING:

  • vanilla ice cream
  • whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Roll your pie crust out to a 12 x 15 rectangle to fit a 10 x 13 x 1-inch sheet pan or quarter sheet pan. Trim and fold the edges behind itself and chill for 15 minutes while preparing the filling.
  2. Move an oven rack to the lowest position and preheat your oven to 375°.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, sugars, gingerbread spice, salt, syrup, molasses, vanilla and butter and whisk to incorporate.
  4. Add the pecan pieces into the chilled prepared pie dough and pour the filling over top.
  5. Slip the pan into your preheated oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  6. Allow the pie to cool 1 to 2 hours before serving with ice cream or whipped cream.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 482 Total Fat: 38g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 23g Cholesterol: 108mg Sodium: 139mg Carbohydrates: 35g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 26g Protein: 5g
Nutrition information may not always be accurate.
Easy Pâte Sucrée (Sweet Pastry Dough)

Easy Pâte Sucrée (Sweet Pastry Dough)

Pâte Sucrée is a sweetened pastry dough that is tender, less flakey and cookie like. Perfect for single crust pies, quiche and tarts.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out the dough
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup ice cold water
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

Instructions

  1. Dice the butter into small cubes and freeze for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, sugar and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the water (no ice), egg yolk and vinegar. Pour this into the bowl with the dry ingredients and use a spatula to combine. Then knead until the dough comes together, adding a little more water if needed.
  4. Shape and wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes.
  5. Dust a clean surface and your rolling pin with flour.
  6. Roll out the chilled pâte sucrée to fit a pie plate, tart pan or simply stamp with a biscuit cutter for mini-pies or tarts. Whatever your plans, follow the recipes instructions for the oven temperature and baking times.
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