Fig and Pecan Pie

Fig and Pecan Pie
Figs were the most plentiful fruit available to the early Cajuns and Creoles. In addition, pecan trees can be found in backyards across the state. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Figs were the most plentiful fruit available to the early Cajuns and Creoles. Each year, figs were canned in almost every household in Bayou Country. In addition, pecan trees can be found in backyards across the state. This delicious pie combines these two staples of Louisiana cuisine.

Prep Time: 1 hour

Yields: 6 to 8 servings

Stirrin' It Up: Fig and Pecan Pie (Nov. 5, 2020)

Ingredients:

½ cup fig preserves

1 cup chopped pecans

½ cup sugar

1 tbsp cornstarch

1 cup light corn syrup

¼ cup Louisiana cane syrup

1 tbsp pure vanilla extract

3 eggs, beaten

Pinch ground cinnamon

pinch ground nutmeg

1 (9-inch) uncooked pie shell

Method:

Preheat oven to 325°F. Chop figs in preserves into smaller pieces and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in syrups, vanilla and eggs until blended. Blend in preserves and pecans. Season with cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour ingredients into pie shell and bake on center rack 45 minutes.

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