Medjool Date Pecan Pie

Medjool Date Pecan Pie

I came across medjool dates for the first time last year and since it was the first time that I had seen them I only picked up a few. They were so good! I ran back to the grocery store but alas, they were all gone. Since then I have been impatiently awaiting their return and when I came across some recently I picked up a ton of them immediatly! I used the first of them in the pomegranate and date lamb tagine and I knew that the next thing that I would make was this medjool date pecan pie that I had come across on The Cooking Photographer which sounded so amazingly good! You just cannot go wrong when you start with an already great pecan pie and then you add the soft and sweet medjool dates!

I used the recipe pretty much as it was, though I could not resist replacing some of the corn syrup with maple syrup. The medjool date pecan pie was almost as easy to make and a regular pecan pie which is to say that you mix the wet ingredients, pour the mixture over the pecans in the pie plate and bake. For the medjool date pecan pie you also have to pit the dates but that is easy enough as well. The medjool date pecan pie turned out fabulously well! The medjool dates worked really well with the pecans in the sweet pie filling and the hint of maple was the perfect finish to the pie. You could easily serve this pie with some whipped cream or ice cream but it was so good that I ended up just eating it plain each night so that I could more fully enjoy the medjool dates. I am really looking forward to desserts over the next few days!

Medjool Date Pecan Pie

A pecan pie with a Medjool dates and maple syrup.


Servings: makes 6+ servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 pie crust
  • 1 1/2 cups soft Medjool dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
Directions
  1. Mix the eggs, sugar, butter, corn syrup, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Place the pie crust into the pie plate and form the edge.
  3. Place the dates and nuts into the pie and pour the mixture from step one into the pie plate.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until set, about 40-50 minutes.

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Pomegranate and Date Lamb Tagine
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37 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

YES PLEASE!!

Katrina said...

Mmm. Looks good. I've never tried them but hear medjool dates are divine!
Hey, just wanted to let you know I made the POM/pistachio couscous last night for dinner and loved it. Also wanted to tell you that I posted it on my blog with a link to you! Thanks, Kevin.

mirtilla said...

Buonissima!!!

Natalie said...

Wow this looks fantastic. I love how 'sticky' medjool dates are, I bet it's a perfect addition to the sweet and sticky pecan pie!

Memória said...

Wow. This photo looks fantastic!!

Jenn said...

Pecan pie is my ultimate fav!!! Love that you dates to them. Yum!!!

kimberleyblue said...

Oooh...this is a bit different! I would love to try this.

The photo is stunning too.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looks delish!

tasteofbeirut said...

great looking pie! I love dates too but I like them best stuffed in a ma'amool, preferably homemade!

Christian said...

Oh, sooooo hungry!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

It looks irresistible! Yummmmmmy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Cakelaw said...

What a gorgeous pie - I love ordinary pecan pie, so it can only be a killer combination with these dates as well.

Kathleen said...

Oh my does this pie sound wonderful or what! I wish I had a piece of it right now!!!

Nina Timm said...

That is the most moist and delicious-looking pecan pie I have ever laid my eyes on!!! Good on you for adding the dates!!!

Stephanie said...

Mmm that looks delicious. For medjool dates, try a middle eastern or Indian store. We buy them by the kilo during Ramadan when they are traditionally eaten daily.

MeetaK said...

i ate a whole box of medjool dates the other night - on my own! i wanted to turn them into something fancy too but they were so good as is. kevin this looks amazing and a great twist to a classic!

Joanne said...

This sounds delicious! I adore pecan pie and will take any variation on it, thank you very much.

Ruth Daniels said...

What a glorious pie! Your photo has me drooling and wishing for some right now!

At least now I have the recipe ;-)

Sage said...

You have the best inspirational recipes; everyone,I can almost taste!
Rita

The Culinary Chase said...

Dates & pecans.......great combination! This must have been a very rich & sticky pie. Yum!

Arielle said...

Great idea! Yum!

Julia said...

Jack Pot!!!!! This pie=$$$$ I can't wait to make it.

Gloria said...

Kevin, this look amazing and very nice! gloria

Melinda said...

Wow I've never thought to use medjool dates in pecan pie, but it looks delicous! :D

Susan said...

Dates, to me, are like honey in solid form. I'm with you on eating date-pecan pie unadorned. I just don't want a thing to get in the way of the flavor.

meeso said...

Super recipe... I didn't know pecan pie could be any better!

elly said...

This looks divine. I LOVE medjool dates and pumpkin pie, so I'm sure this tastes awesome.

duonosirzaidimu said...

This one looks perfect.

Jeanne said...

Great minds think alike. For our little dinner party on Friday night, I made a traditional South African pudding featuring (you gessed it) dates and pecans, which you later drench in a cinnamon-brandy syrup. *Love* your pie!

Maggie said...

What a great looking pie!! I have to give this a try, one of my favorite snacks is just medjool dates with pecans stuck in them.

Anonymous said...

I made this for Thanksgiving dessert. My husband says; "It's the best pecan pie he ever had".
Thanks!

Jamie Dougherty said...

Amazing! You can actually leave out all the corn syrup and substitute brown rice syrup. It works just as well and no one even notices. Been doing it for years!

Pecan Pie Master said...

Wow what a great pecan pie recipe!! I am going to bake this pie this weekend!!

harvey justine said...

Good for you, I like the combination of this pecan pie recipe. the tangy and sweet flavor of dates combined with semi-sweet and nutty flavor of pecans, this combination is perfect!

Lyss said...

I just made this pie today and it looks gorgeous! Can't wait to dig in at our belated Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. I will let you know how it turned out! Thanks for the great recipe!

Alyssa Brouse said...

I've made this pie 2 years in a row - it is delicious. I am going to attempt to convert this filling into a bar recipe. Thank you, it is delicious!

Anonymous said...

It is soooo good but way too sweet !!

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