Apple Pecan Pie at Chasing Delicious

Apple Pecan Pie

Fall is here, the holidays are right around the corner and this Thursday we will all likely be gorging ourselves on pie. Here is the pie I’ll be serving for Thanksgiving. What will you be serving?

Apple Pecan Pie: This recipe is a cinch. It’s a classic sweet and tart apple pie with pecans thrown in for a homey crunch and nutty flavor. Depending on how sweet or tart you’d like your pie you can choose a different apple. Sweeter apples like fuji will make a sweet pie with a soft texture. Tart apples like Grannysmith will lend a tarter, less sweeter bite and tends to add a crispy texture. I prefer apple varieties that fall in the middle, such as the Pink Lady apples.



Apple Pecan Pie a

y 1 standard pies
d Easy

t  1 hour

o Tools:

Rolling Pin
Pie Dish
Glass Bowl
Wooden Spoon

i Ingredients:

2 Pecan Pie Crusts (recipe below)

3 pounds apple slices (about 4 large apples)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
8 ounces chopped pecans
1 tablespoon cinnamon
6 ounces sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 ounce cornstarch

Egg wash

n Instructions:

1. Preheat an oven to 375°F. Roll out the pie crusts to make two large circle disks. Place one disk in the pie dish.

2. Toss the apple slices in the lemon juice to keep them from browning. Add the pecans, cinnamon, sugar, salt and cornstarch. Toss everything together to evenly coat the apple slices.

3. Pour the filling into the pie dish.

4. Add the top crust.

For a solid top crust: Add the second disk of  dough on top, pressing the edges together to seal them. Cut a few slits in the top to let the steam escape. Cut any excess dough off from the edges.

For a lattice top: Cut the second disk of dough into 1″ wide strips. Lay half of the strips on top of the pie in equidistant parallel lines. Fold half of the lines back and lay another strip perpendicular across the center. Lay those strips back down and fold the other half back. Lay another strip of dough perpendicular. Repeat until you’ve used all the strips and the lattice top is completely. Pinch down all the edges and cut off any extra pieces of dough.

5. Brush egg wash on top of the dough. Place the pie in the oven and bake at 375°F for 45 to 60 minutes or until the filling is thick and bubbly and the crust is golden brown.

6. Remove and let cool.

r Store in an airtight container at room temperature for a couple days.
n Use any variety or apple or nut in this recipe.


Pie Dough: This is my standard flaky pie dough recipe but with a third of the flour replaced with ground pecans, originally used for my Spiced Wine & Pear Hand Pies. The ground pecans gives the dough a slightly sweet, nutty flavor and adds a little crunch.


Pecan Pie Crust nst

y 2 pie crusts, enough for 8 hand pies
d Easy

t 2 hours

Prep: 10 minutes
Chilling:  1-2 hours

o Tools:

Food processor
Parchment paper

i Ingredients:

9 ounces bread flour
4 ounces ground pecans
1 teaspoon salt
8 ounces unsalted butter, cold and roughly chopped
3 ounces lard, cold and roughly chopped
1/4 cup ice water

n Instructions:

1. Place the flour, ground pecans and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times to mix thoroughly.

2. Add the cold, chopped butter and lard to the food processor. Pulse a few times until the butter is about the size of small peas or grape nuts and the mixture resembles cornmeal.

3. Add the water. Pulse until the mixture comes together and a dough is just formed. Be careful not to over mix the dough.

4. Pour the dough out onto parchment paper. Knead together lightly if needed. Form the dough into a disk and wrap completely in parchment paper.

5. Refrigerate the dough for at least an hour to give the dough time to rest and to make it easier to work with and roll out.

6. Remove the dough from the refrigerator just before rolling out.

r Store in a refrigerator up to a day, or in the freezer up to a month.
n Avoid adjusting the recipe.
s This recipe calls for a food processor though the dough can be made by hand as well.
t Pay attention to the temperature while assembling this recipe. It is best to keep the butter and dough as cold as possible while working with it.



AUTHOR - Russell van Kraayenburg

Founder of Chasing Delicious, and author of Haute Dogs, Russell's works have been featured in Southern Living, Men's Fitness, Redbook, TRADHome, and Real Simple magazines and on various sites including Lifehacker, Fast Co., Business Insider, The Kitchn, Live Originally, Quipsologies, Explore, and Fine Cooking. Follow Russell on Twitter @rvank and Instagram. Get more delicious @chasedelicious.


  • Daniel

    Oh my word. You have left such simple instructions that I can not resist to try.

    Good post! =)

  • bianca @ sweet dreaming

    such a delicious twist on apple pie!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    I love the pecans in this pie! Gorgeous lattice!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    When I think of a pretty pie, I pretty much picture this! Lovely!

  • Debie Grace

    That’s a good one!!

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day

    This is fabulous! I adore classic apple pie but will take an excuse to add pecans to it any day!

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

    looks amazing Russell! I may have to add this to my Thanksgiving list

  • Joanne

    I love that with this, you kind of get two pies for the price of one!

  • Jeanette

    Happy Thanksgiving Russell! One of my boys loves apple pie, so I know he would love this!

  • Fork and Whisk

    You have some of the best pictures in the blogging game. That pie looks awesome. Great job.

  • Cookin' Canuck

    That is one gorgeous pie, Russell! And the pecan pie crust? Brilliant!

  • thelittleloaf

    This looks like the perfect pie! I love the lattice on top and the idea of using pecans in the crust is gorgeous.

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Oh very nice! I like that pecan crust.

  • Carolyn

    That is one gorgeous pie, Russell!

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food

    Woah! This looks like one mean pie, Russell! Hope you have a fun Thanksgiving (even if you don’t always remember what day it is ;-))

  • JulieD

    So beautiful, Russell!

  • Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies

    I still haven’t decided what to make for dessert, but this is now a contender! I’m getting tired of pumpkin everything, so apple would be a nice change.

  • RavieNomNoms

    There is just no comparison to a gorgeous apple pie during Fall…gorgeous.

  • Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

    Oh my lands! Russell I wish you would come to my house for Thanksgiving… and bring THIS!

  • Noemi

    Uaoh! This recipe is very cute :)
    So it is a wonderful pie.



  • Rachel

    This pie looks so delicious! The crust is something I have to try for sure! I work in a bakery where we get a free pie out of making over 400 from scratch with just myself, another gal, and my 74 year old boss. So I still get a 100% homemade pie without having to find the time to make it at home! Have a wonderful holiday!

  • Christian Rene Friborg

    The number of apple pie recipes posted online are overwhelming, but this one’s one of my favorites!

  • Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    A beautiful pie – done very professionally Russell.
    Wishing you, your family and friends a Happy Thanksgiving :-)

  • Stephanie

    Two traditional flavors in one crust! This looks so so tasty

  • Crystal Clark

    This pie looks awesome! Definitely bookmarking it for future so I make sure to make it. :)

  • Jackie

    It’s funny, I normally don’t eat apple pie but because of the pecans I’m definitely tempted by this one!

  • shelly (cookies and cups)

    I love this! Saving this one for Christmas…also love your cute little turkey in your logo!

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