Pecan Pie, oh my!

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Last night I made a Pecan Pie to take over to my mother's house today for Thanksgiving dessert. Yum! And no, I didn't pick at it, steal a spoonful or break a piece of pie crust off... I was a good girl! haha

Pecan Pie is my favorite (and Pumpkin too), and it also has to be one of the easiest pies to make - ever! Although I understand many people buy it in order to have one less thing to make, or because it's cheaper than buying all the ingredients (pecans are so pricey!) there's something about a home made Pecan Pie that you just can't get from a store bought one (or at least the majority of store bought ones)! So, like I said, making a Pecan Pie is easy easy easy (five minutes prep time people!!)... My mother has always used the recipe on the back of the Karo corn syrup bottle... and believe me, that's all there is to it for a sinfully rich Pecan Pie.... read on for the full recipe:

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Pecan Pie
(recipe from Karo Corn Syrup)
"From scratch to your oven in 5 minutes."



Preheat: 350 degree oven

Prep time: 5 minutes
Bake time: 60-70 minutes
Serves: 8


1 cup Karo light/dark Corn Syrup

3 Eggs

1 cup Sugar (granulated)

2 tbsp. Butter, melted

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups Pecans (6 ounces)

1 unbaked 9-inch deep dish Pie Crust


(High altitude adjustments: reduce sugar to 2/3 cup and increase butter to 3 tbsp. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit)


Stir the first five ingredients thoroughly using a spoon. Mix in pecans. Pour into pie crust and bake on center rack (350 degrees) of oven for 60 to 70 minutes.


*Cool for 2 hours.


TIPS: Pie is done when center reaches 200 degree Fahrenheit. Tap center surface of pie lightly; it should spring back when done. For easy cleanup, spray pie pan with cooking spray. If pie crust over-browning, cover edges with foil.


*You can make this pie the night before (it's too late now - sorry) and then after letting it cool for 2 hours, store it (covered in foil) in the refrigerator and just warm up or let sit out for a bit before serving - whatever you prefer.


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hurry, there's still time to make a Pecan Pie from scratch!!!!! ;)
~enjoy!~

(all images via Google image search on Pecan Pie or Flickr)

3 comments:

  1. It was (is) so good, am enjoying a piece right now with my morning coffee. The best things in life are so simple...

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  2. i'm gonna try make this from scratch, as in bake the pie crust myself, because i'm in england and they just don't sell american style unbaked pie crusts anywhere, well maybe specialist shops, but they're too expensive and too far away! wish me luck, i'm having to convert cups to ounces too, very confusing!

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  3. Oh good luck! There may be some useful pie crust tips and recipes on FoodNetwork.com... Or even on the side of your Graham Cracker boxes! Let me know how it turns out, and enjoy ;)

    ~Catherine

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