The Best Pecan Pie Recipe That Will Impress Your Guests

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Pecan pie is a traditional staple of the classic Thanksgiving spread, but trust us, you've never had a pecan pie like this one.

The recipe was developed by YouTube Shorts Creator Joanne Lee Molinaro, aka The Korean Vegan. Molinaro is a Korean American trial lawyer, born and raised in Chicago, who adopted a plant-based diet in January 2016 and began The Korean Vegan as a passion project later that year. Her popular YouTube channel incorporates her recipes with personal narration and in her debut cookbook, Molinaro shares recipes and narrative snapshots of the food that shaped her family history… including her delicious Pecan Paht Pie.

"One Thanksgiving I decided I wanted to make pecan pie that my family would actually eat," writes Molinaro in her cookbook. "We're not fans of overly sweet desserts, but my father absolutely loves pecans. The answer to creating a less cloyingly sweet filling was simple—paht! Not only is the red bean paste far less sugar-y than the typical custard-like filling of a traditional pecan pie, I knew my family would instantly appreciate the familiar flavor. I presented my little pie that Thanksgiving, and since then, I have been asked to make it every year."

Eat This, Not That! had the unique pleasure of getting a first-hand taste of Molinaro's recipe at a recent YouTube Shorts Friendsgiving event, and we can attest: It was better than any traditional slice we've tasted!

Check out Molinaro's recent YouTube Shorts video about her Pecan Paht Pie, and get the full recipe, below. And for more, don't miss the Secret Effects of Eating Pecans, Says Science.

The Best Pecan Pie Recipe That Will Impress Your Guests