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Pecan Pie Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Big Katie (Nana)
Added: Saturday, September 26, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 eggs well beaten
1 c sugar
1 c light corn syrup (Karo)
1/8 lb melted butter
1 cup chopped pecans

pastry pie crust

Directions:
Directions:
Pre bake pie crust until lightly browned for approx. 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let it sit while preparing filling.
Mix eggs with sugar, butter, syrup and sugar. Pour into pie shell and add pecans to the top until the filling is covered. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake 35-40 more minutes. Do not let the crust edges burn -cover with foil if they become too brown. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream after the pie has reached room temperature.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes, plus baking time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a Thanksgiving staple in our family. Many like to add various additional flavorings (chocolate, whiskey) but this is the very best version. Big Katie loved it!

 

 

 

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