Gerard Klass, chef and co-owner of Soul Bowl in Minneapolis, created this genius sweet-and-salty pie. It calls for pretzels, so the nut allergy folks at the table can finally have in on the goodness of pecan pie.

Source: Midwest Living


Credit: Adam Albright

Recipe Summary

30 mins
3 hrs


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Instructions Checklist
  • For crust, cut 1/4 cup butter into small pieces and freeze 1 hour. In a food processor, combine flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt; pulse a few times to mix. Add the frozen butter and the shortening. Pulse a dozen times until butter is the size of peas. Add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, until dough begins to form a ball. Gather pastry into a ball, kneading gently just until it holds together. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.

  • On a lightly floured work surface, use your hands to slightly flatten pastry. Roll pastry into a 12-inch circle. Fold pastry into fourths and transfer to a 9-inch pie plate. Unfold and ease pastry into pie plate without stretching it. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry even with the plates' edge. Crimp edge as desired.

  • Preheat oven to 350°. For filling, in a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, 1 1/4 cups sugar, the corn syrup, softened butter, vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon salt until evenly incorporated. Pour into pastry in pie plate.

  • In a medium bowl, combine pretzels, melted butter and 2 tablespoons sugar. Stir to coat pretzels. Sprinkle topping evenly over pie filling.

  • Bake 1 hour, covering with foil after 30 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

873 calories; fat 41g; cholesterol 200mg; saturated fat 22g; carbohydrates 120g; mono fat 12g; poly fat 4g; trans fatty acid 2g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 82g; protein 10g; vitamin a 1067.1IU; vitamin c 0.4mg; thiamin 0.4mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 2.9mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 105.3mcg; vitamin b12 0.4mcg; sodium 830mg; potassium 133mg; calcium 44mg; iron 2.9mg.