I didn’t know if it was my love for coffee and all things dark that made me chose Cerveza Negra to be my beer when I attended the last Ultimate Taste Test 2015. But I’m glad I did because that’s when I found out that this beer is best paired with… drumroll please….. DESSERTS!
I enjoyed the beer pairing immensely that day, specially because I have such a sweet tooth.
It’s not as crisp and aromatic as San Miguel Super Dry nor is it as malty and less bitter like San Miguel Premium All Malt. Instead, it opens up your tastebuds in the perfect balance of bitterness and sweetness.
Yes, Cerveza Negra has this sweet undertones that makes it perfect with desserts. It is a full-bodied, dark lager with rich caramel tones made from roasted pilsen malt from Europe and other top quality ingredients. Aside from the right balance of bitterness and sweetness, it also boasts of a creamy, frothy head which can seduce you into soaking up its flavors upon first sip.
This beer is perfect especially in this season of indulgence and dessert.
It was my first time to try and bake this Maple Pecan Pie. Unfortunately, my oven broke and I had to stop in the middle of my baking and transfer this to the house across the street, which is my parents house. I’m not used to their oven and I got my pie a little burnt on top. It was okay on the inside, though.
Maple Pecan Pie is one of the superb confection you can pair with Cerveza Negra. The nuttiness of the pecans cuts through with the beer’s sweetness while the maple syrup compliments its bitterness. I ate a slice of this Maple Pecan Pie with a bottle of Cerveza Negra. I found out that the more pie and beer I eat and drink, the more I was kept wanting. Oh, this beer is for the bold and daring!
I hope the oven repairman comes in next week. I have to perfect this Maple Pecan Pie so I can include it in our New Year Spread.
Maple Pecan Pie and Cerveza Negra would be the best way to welcome 2016.Print
Maple Pecan Pie
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 1/2 cups flour (plus a few more tablespoons if necessary)
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups pecans
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF (177ºC).
- Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add flour and beat until it forms into a coarse crumb. If the mixture becomes too soft, add a little more flour.
- Press the crust into a baking dish and bake for 12-15 minutes until it becomes slightly puffed.
- For the filling, whisk the eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir in the pecans and pour the mixture over the crust. The filling should not be more than just a light layer of sauce over the crust.
- Return to the oven for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven when the filling appears mostly set.
- Cool completely and refrigerate overnight before serving.
Beer with dessert? That’s a new concept to me 🙂 But with this Maple Pecan Pie ANYTHING would go well!
Thanks Melanie!My first time to try this too.
Love the combo of maple and pecan. Particularly in pie! This sounds wonderful. Hope your oven is fixed soon! But so nice to have an emergency one across the street. 🙂 Happy New Year!
Happy New Year John. It’s fixed now, so I’m okay with baking.
Yummy! I love maple pecan pies but they sounded like they were a ton of work so I haven’t ever tried to bake one.
This recipe looks super easy too.
I’m glad that I am not the only one who pairs beer with dessert 🙂 Match made in heaven!
I couldn’t agree more!
I have never tried beer and pie together! This sounds like a really interesting and tasty combination!
You have to try it. It really is a great combination.
Pecan pie is one of my favorites. I’m not a big beer drinking but this sounds interesting. Roasted malt is definitely different.
yes it is. I loved it the first time I’ve tried it.
I love pecan pie, but I’ve actually never made it at home. This is definitely something I need to try soon. Pecans are my favorite!
Isn’t it delicious?
Yum! I love pecan pie…and with a beer! This sounds like my kind of evening.
It will end all evenings nicely.
This sounds like a great combo to me. I’m so inexperienced with dark beers but I’d love to try more of them.
Yes, it is. You have got to try it.
I love trying new pies and wines! These sound like they would be the perfect pairing for a dessert at a dinner party!
Yes, I think it would be.
I love pecan and maple flavored desserts. I don’t see how this pie couldn’t be delicious. Thank you for sharing!
you’re welcome Michelle!
Oh how I love anything maple and pecan. This sounds like an interesting combo I am not sure I’d enjoy but I’d for sure try it at some point, bet its fabulous.
It is. Thanks Jeanine!
I’m not a beer drinker, I’ve only sipped a few in my day. I’ve not had one that I can get with. This one might do the trick, plus beer and pie, I can’t say no to pie.
Pie is good all the time.
Maple pecan pie is one of my most favorite desserts! I’m not brave to try these kind of recipes yet! Like the way yours have turned out. I don’t drink beer but love wine 🙂
Never heard of beer and pie together as I don’t drink alcohol. However I think that anything served with Maple Pecan Pie is just fine with me!
Yummm.. Pecan pie is one of my favorites and it sounds like a perfect combo!
Yes it is. Thanks jasmine!
It seems like the perfect pair!
yes it is.
Ooooh, maple pecan is my favorite! This sounds like a match made in heaven, thank you for sharing! 🙂
Interesting combination…beer and pecan pie! We are not really beer drinkers in our family. But some of my friends enjoy it so I’ll let them know about Cerveza Negra! Thanks for sharing. Yummy recipe!
I had no idea that there were beers that could be paired with desserts. I always saw them as the best beverage for savory food. That’s quite amazing. I am a sweet tooth myself and it would be great to have been alongside my favorite dessert, at least from time to time.
I never did too until Iwas able to attend an event that highlighted beer pairings.
I absolutely love beer but beer absolutely does NOT love me 🙁 I’ll indulge every now and again though but have never thought to pair it with different things. Although my sweet tooth and your sweet tooth would probably get along splendidly 😉 That pie looks to die for!
Thank you so much Kayla!
i’ve never tried pecan pie before! probably i’ll buy a slice somewhere and if i like it I’ll follow your recipe for more pecan pie!! i love this kind of food for brunch!
I do hope you give it a try.
OK, I will admit it. I have never had Pecan Pie. I am not a big “nut” fan but boy does this look delicious. I can almost smell it through the computer! I just might bookmark this recipe and try it out sometime. Worst case, I know my kids and husband will eat it!
Well, I do hope you try it and love it.
Oh my goodness! I’ve missed to eat this. Yummy! I’m going to make this one later.
Ooooo this is a must try! I love pecan pie and a beer to pair with it?! I’ll definitely give this a try! This looks so good!
I drink beer once in a while, however, I have not tried dark lager. I would want to try Cerveza Negra. It is interesting that it would be good with desserts. Never had beer with dessert but I guess there is always a first time.
I’m sure you’d like it.
I have never tried out the combo of maple and pecan before, but this sounds like a wonderful stuff for a dessert at any parties. My husband would love one such delicious recipe.
I’m sure he would love this.
That’s fun that it was a good pairing for dessert. It’s fun to try new things.
yes it is. Thanks Rosey!
I truly love your Maple Pecan pie recipe. A must try for us this coming Holy Week!
A nice beer with a yummy dessert sounds great! I need to try this!
I’m sure you’ll love it.
Ooooooo everything here just sounds amazing!!! I love pie!! I love beer even more so omg yummy!!!!