Southern Pecan Pie
Without question, this is one of the best versions of classic Southern pecan pie around.
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust*
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
3 large eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
Sweetened whipped cream as accompaniment
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Prepare pastry and set aside.
- Combine remaining ingredients, except pecans, in large bowl and mix well. Stir in pecans. Pour into prepared unbaked pastry shell.
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until set. When done a knife inserted in center should come out clean. Cool on wire rack completely before serving.
- Serve with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream, if desired.
Makes 8 servings.
*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.