Pecan Pie

Southern Pecan Pie

This week I’m sharing a classic Southern recipe.  Pecan Pie is a quintessential dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas here in the South.  I recently made my very first Pecan Pie.  I’d never made it before because I’m usually more of a chocolate fan, but the pie was requested, so I gave it a whirl.  It was way easier to make than I imagined it would be, and it turned out really great!

 

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

Ingredients:

1 cup Light OR Dark Corn Syrup

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) pecans

1 (9-inch) unbaked or frozen** deep-dish pie crust

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie crust.

Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes (see tips for doneness, below). Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving.

To use prepared frozen pie crust: Place cookie sheet in oven and preheat oven as directed. Pour filling into frozen crust and bake on preheated cookie sheet.

Pie is done when center reaches 200°F. Tap center surface of pie lightly - it should spring back when done.

Notes

High Altitude Adjustments: Reduce sugar to 2/3 cup and increase butter to 3 tablespoons. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.

http://www.simplysweethome.com/2013/11/pecan-pie/

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Comments

  1. shamene@sayitwithcake says:

    beautiful pie! Its perfect!

  2. One of my favorite pies is pecan pie! This looks so yummy!

  3. Oh my this looks so good. Thanks tons for the recipe. I would love to have you link up to my ongoing Holiday Baking Party @ http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/11/holiday-baking-party.html. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

  4. Gotta love a great pecan pie! thanks for sharing 🙂 http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com

  5. PINNED, and I am so excited because I love pecan pie but have never branched out to make it! Your pecan pie looks absolutely perfect! Did I mention that I am excited 🙂 so glad that I stopped by from the tutorials & tips link party!

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