Franschhoek Wine Valley

Pecan Nut & Vanilla Pie by Freedom Hill


  • Castor Sugar
  • 2 Cups Butter
  • 125 Grams Cream
  • 1 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 & Half Cup Pecan Nuts
  • 3 Cups Vanilla Pod
  • 1 Eggs
  •  5 Sweet Pastry
  •  250 Grams
  • Maple Syrup
  • Ice Cream
  • Vanilla Essence
  • 25 ML Cream
  • 1 Litre Maple Syrup
  • 1 Cup Castor Sugar
  • 1 Cup Eggs
  • 10 Fig & Pecan Salsa
  • Green Fig Preserve 1 Small Jar
  • Pecan Nuts  1 Cup


ICE CREAM : Bring the cream, maple syrup and the vanilla essence to the boil. In a separate bowl whisk the sugar and the eggs together until creamy. Slowly pour the hot cream over the eggs and continually stir. Pour the mix into a ice cream machine and freeze.

SALSA : Chop the pecan nuts and the fig preserve together and mix with the juice from the preserve. Place in a bowl and cover storing in a fridge.

PIE : Place the sugar in a heavy bottom pan and caramelize. Add the butter and the nuts. Add the cream and the vanilla pod and the syrup. Bring the mix to a boil and remove from the heat to cool. Prepare your pie tin with the sweet pastry. Blind bake the pastry at 180 degrees. Remove from the oven and allow the pastry to cool. Beat the eggs into the pie mix one a t a time until they are all incorporated. Pour the mix into the dish and place in a 165 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes.

Serve with ice cream and dollops of fig salsa

Served with Freedom Hill Shiraz 2005




Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861