What’s better than traditional pecan pie? Lemon pecan pie! The lemon is oh-so-subtle, but it cuts the intense sweetness of the typical pecan pie. Because it’s so rich, pecan pie isn’t typically my first dessert course during the holidays. However, this dairy-free lemon pecan pie was a game changer for me! With it on the dessert table, I have to seriously debate which pie I hit first. The lemon pecan pie? The pumpkin? Or the cherry? How about a little of all three? 😉
This is an easy pie to whip together. You simply whisk the ingredients until blended and then pour into an unbaked pie shell, cover the crust with a pie shield or tent it with foil and then bake. If you’re looking for a delicious dairy-free pie crust recipe, click on over.
This pie is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other holiday (I typically wanted my mom’s pie over a cake for my birthday as a kid).
It truly tastes best to use fresh lemon juice and lemon zest, but if you forgot it at the store or just don’t want to mess with it, you can use lemon juice out of a bottle and substitute the 2 tsp of lemon juice for 1 tsp of lemon extract.
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