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Date Pecan Pie Recipe
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Date Pecan Pie Recipe

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At our house, we call this “oh-so-good pie.” It’s rather like a traditional Southern pecan pie without being overly sweet.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup finely chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped


  1. Line a 9-in. pie plate with pastry; trim and flute edges. Line pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Remove from the heat; whisk in the sugar, vinegar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in the eggs, dates and pecans. Pour into crust.
  3. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with whipped cream. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Date Pecan Pie in Country Extra November 2007, p49

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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"Fantastic pie! Dates keep it from being overly sweet. My 20 year old son says it is the best pie ever."

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