Course Desserts
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Lentils
Specialty Diet Vegetarian
Occasion Thanksgiving
Nutrition 7g+ protein

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Fudgy Pecan Pie

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour


  • 1⁄2 cup lentils, dried, rinsed
  • 1 1⁄2 cups water
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1⁄3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1⁄3 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 1 1⁄4 cups corn syrup, light
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsps butter, or margarine; melted
  • 1 1⁄2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup pecans, halves
  • pastry shell, 10-inch, unbaked


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine lentils with 11⁄2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are tender (about 25 minutes). Drain.
  • Combine sugar, cocoa, flour, salt, corn syrup, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl and beat for 30 seconds at medium speed; do not overbeat. Stir in cooked lentils and chopped pecans.
  • Pour into an unbaked pastry shell. Bake 55 to 60 minutes; immediately arrange pecan halves on top, and bake for another 5 minutes. Cool. For best flavor, cover pie and let stand a day before serving.