Saturday, January 31, 2009

Favorite Pecan Pie (AmyB)

Now, the other day in chat, I was FLOORED to hear that pecan pie isn't a staple recipe in all parts of the country!? Y'all are missing OUT.

Favorite Pecan Pie
(A staple at big meals around the holidays, and one for which my mom is truly famous in her neck of the woods. )

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
4 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell (make your own or cheat and buy the readymade)
1-1/4 cups pecan halves

Combine butter, sugar and corn syrup. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Let cool slightly. Add eggs, vanillaand salt to mixture; mix well. Pour filling into unbaked pastry shell, and top with pecan halves. Bake at 325 for 50-55 minutes.

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