For most people pecan pie is a staple around the holidays so when someone finds out that they have Celiac Sprue or an intolerance to gluten it can be very discouraging to know that certain foods you once looked forward to are now on a list of foods you can not eat. That’s part of the reason that I want to share this gluten free pecan pie recipe with you.
When I was diagnosed with Celiac Sprue it was still a very uncommon diagnosis and in fact I was told at the time it meant I could only eat wheat. You can imagine how that was not great for the body. I remember the first gluten free crust I ever made. It was hard as a rock and did not break when either my husband or I tried banging it against the refrigerator.
Luckily, both my kitchen skills and the gluten free items in the store have improved a lot since then because I’ll admit, this gluten free pecan pie with chocolate chips is the bomb!
Seriously. Every year someone will ask me to make this recipe for them. It’s the perfect ratio of chocolate to pecans. Even if you aren’t a fan of regular ole pecan pie but you like something sweet, then this is the pie for you!
Now, if you are a nut fan….this is the pie for you too!
How To Bake A Gluten Free Pecan Pie With Chocolate Chips
I honestly don’t remember the first time I made this pie, there was just nothing magical about that particular moment. No fancy story to tell but I do know that it has become a family favorite. The top of the pie will always crinkle when you cut into it and I promise it adds to the yumminess of the pie. Is that a word? Yumminess? Obviously deliciousness is a word but I feel like yumminess sounds more homemade and cozy like you should be sitting next to a fire with a cup of hot chocolate and a slice of this pie. Okay, moving on.
If you are gluten free be sure to check out the gluten free pie crust recipe that I used. It’s been tested numerous times also and I promise you it’s good.
So to start off you are going to mix two eggs in a mixing bowl until they get foamy or until they start to look like the picture below.
Still using your mixer you are going to beat in the gluten free flour. I’ve used a few different gluten free flours for this particular recipe over the past however many years. The flour I used this time was the Pillsbury® Gluten Free Flour. I must admit, it is a very nice flour. It’s extremely fine much like what you would expect regular flour to feel like.
Once you have your gluten free flour mixed in well, mix in the sugars. After both the granulated and brown sugar have been added it’s time to mix in the butter.
This is the time to put up that mixer because now you’ll be folding in the next few ingredients. You don’t want them blended in there. So go ahead and add those beloved pecans that make our gluten free pecan pie what it is.
Then throw in those semi chocolate chips that have all the sweet tooth singing in praise.
All set? Great!
Grab your gluten free pie crust. If you’ve chosen to use the Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe that I have posted earlier you’ll notice that it says to precook the crust. This isn’t really necessary for this particular recipe since it’s not a pie with traditional juices such as an apple pie. You can skip the pre-baking. All will be well.
Once you’ve got that crust together just gently pour in your ingredients and get this pot of gold into your preheated oven!
- 9in Gluten Free Pie Crust *see recipe on ThePlaceForBusyMoms.com
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2c Gluten Free Pillsbury Flour
- 1/2c Granulated Sugar
- 1/2c Packed Brown Sugar
- 3/4c Softened Butter
- 1 1/2c Chopped Pecans
- 1c Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 375ºF
- Beat 2 eggs in a large mixing bowl until foamy.
- Beat in 1/2 cup gluten free flour.
- Beat in 1/2 cup granulated sugar.
- Beat in 1/2 cup packed brown sugar.
- Beat in 3/4 cup softened butter.
- Gently mix in 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
- Gently mix in 1 cup chocolate chips.
- Bake for 55 minutes or until pie is lightly brown in color.