e.leaven’s Pecan Pie


Want to wow all your guests this Thanksgiving? Then take a cue from e.leaven. You’re probably familiar with their Center Street restaurant, but e.leaven also has a booming catering business.

How do they impress everyone at dinner parties, you wonder? With individual-sized pies. “It is a great show-stopper when you have a seated dinner, and each guest gets their own individual pecan pie with homemade whipped cream,” said owner Molly Frobouck. “It’s a better presentation than cutting a piece of pie, but more time consuming, too. This December we have some night-time holiday parties that will be getting these for their dessert.”

Thanks to the Froboucks for e.leaven’s pecan pie recipe (simply follow these instructions but use small pie tins to make personal pies). And remember, this holiday season, e.leaven will make pies for you in apple, pecan or pumpkin if you would rather order than make it yourself (they also rent the restaurant space at night for holiday parties, so email Molly at molly.frobouck@eleavenfood.com for details.)

e.leaven’s Pecan Pie


  • Homemade crust (makes two, 12-inch pies):
  • 12 ounces bread flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound cold butter
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • For the filling:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • For the crust:
  • Cut butter into small pieces.
  • Mix dry ingredients together.
  • Put butter and shortening in food processor.
  • Add dry ingredients, and mix well.
  • Add water slowly.
  • Wrap dough, and put in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • For the filling:
  • Mix eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Add molasses, melted butter, salt and vanilla and mix.
  • Add flour and pecans.
  • To assemble:
  • Roll dough out and put in a 12-inch pie pan
  • Add filling.
  • Add pecans and flour on top.
  • Bake for 35 minutes at 350 F (it should have a glazed look to it at finish).
  • Add homemade whipped cream, and you are ready to go!

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