Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pecan Pie

Recipe time again. Tonight I'm going to share with you our pecan pie, a favorite for Thanksgiving and any other special occasions. I've even been asked to make this instead of a birthday cake!

You will need:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 C brown sugar. (The secret to a rich, crusty pie.)
  • 1 C corn syrup. (The kind of corn syrup you use in your kitchen is not the same thing as HFCS, calm down. ;-) )
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted. (NOT margarine, pie is not a time to count calories!)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 C total pecans, I like pieces because it will cut neater, but feel free to use whole for presentation if you wish. 
Pre-heat oven to 350.
In a large mixing bowl, beat your 3 eggs. Then, mix in- in this order, the sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, salt.
Fold in 1 1/2 C of pecans. Dump into your crust. TOP with the remaining 1/2 C pecans.

Bake for 1 hour, or until the center is juuuust set. If you need to, cover the edges of the crust with foil if they brown too fast.

That's it, super easy, super delicious pecan pie!