Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pecan Pie

One of the things I love about Thanksgiving are the traditional foods of the season. Turkey and Dressing, sweet potato's with marshmallow topping, green bean casserole, and the best of the best.... The Pies!

One of the things I always looked forward to every single Thanksgiving was my grandmother's pecan pie. Nothing says Thanksgiving for me like her pecan pie.  I asked her once for her pecan pie recipe and she gave me the following one.  I don't have her recipe for the crust, but it probably doesn't matter much anyway. I have found that the only way to make a good pie crust is to practice. ALOT!

Pecan Pie

    1 cup Light OR Dark Karo Corn Syrup
     3 eggs
    1 cup sugar
    2 tablespoons butter, melted
     1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract
     1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) pecans
 Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie crust.

 Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes . Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving.

If this recipe sounds familiar it probably is because of this -  When I asked my grandmom for her recipe, she told me to look on the back of the Karo Syrup bottle.   Who knew!!

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  1. pecan pecans in general,dern squirrels tore my trees up this year,only got about two pounds,in the shell...although i did get to eat a few "pecan stuffed"

    ...pie shells? i aint good at,despite "practice",i use pillsbury pet ritz(i think that's the name)...good shells...Happy Thanksgiving...

  2. That Karo syrup recipe is the best. I've used it for years. lol

  3. Sci Fi,I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!