Grits Pecan Pie – CRAZY good!!!! Pecan pie with grits mixed into the filling. Sounds weird, but this is THE BEST pecan pie EVER!! Everyone raves about this pie! The grits give the filling a good texture – kind of like an oatmeal cookie. Give this a try for your next holiday meal!
Pecan Pie is a MUST for all of our holiday meals. This year I am mixing it up with this Grits Pecan Pie. Yep! Grits mixed into the yummy pecan pie mixture. I know it sounds strange, but this pie was oh-so-good! Chicken Legs is already counting down the days until we get to eat this delicious pie again!!
The texture of this Grits Pecan Pie is totally different that your usual pecan pie. It has the texture more like an oatmeal cookie. YUM! This Grits Pecan Pie can be made a few days ahead of time and stored in an air-tight container until you are ready to serve.
I took a holiday shortcut and used a frozen deep-dish pie crust for this recipe, but feel free to make your own pie crust. I am not confident in my pie crust making skills, so I just usually buy a frozen pie crust or refrigerated pie crust.
This Grits Pecan Pie has replaced our usual pecan pie as our go-to recipe. We seriously can’t get enough of it. All you need is a big ol’ scoop of vanilla ice cream and you are set!!! Well, you might also need some stretchy pants. At least I need stretchy pants this time of year!! Happy eating!
Yield: 6 to 8
Grits Pecan Pie
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 50 MINStotal time: 60 mins
1 cup water
1/4 cup quick cook grits
6 Tbsp butter
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecan halves
1 (9-inch) deep dish pie crust
Preheat oven to 325ºF.
Bring water to a boil; slowly stir in grits; return to a boil Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 4-5 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add sugar and corn syrup, and cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Whisk cooked grits into butter mixture and cool slightly. Whisk eggs and vanilla into butter mixture until blended. Stir in pecan pieces and pour into unbaked pie crust.