Monday, January 2, 2012

Favorite Pecan Pie

Pecan pie season is here!
There was a time when I thought I didn't like
 pecan pie. What was I thinking?
It's the perfect fall and winter pie.
 I make the first one in October.
Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie
I make one for Thanksgiving and
another for Christmas. Maybe I'll make one
in January to celebrate the New Year.
 I start with my homemade pie crust.
 Pour in the filling. I flip any pecans that need to
be turned top-side up.
 It can bake along with the pumpkin pie.
My guilty pleasure is having a small slice
with a good cup of coffee the next morning
 for breakfast. Even better!

Pecan Pie
3 eggs
2/3 C sugar
dash salt
1 C dark corn syrup
1/3 C butter, melted
1 t vanilla
1 heaping C pecan halves
1 9" unbaked pie shell
(adding 1 T of bourbon is good too)
Beat eggs, sugar, salt, corn syrup, 
butter and vanilla. Add pecans.
Pour into pie shell. 
I flip the pecans right-side up
Bake @350 for 50-55 minutes or
 until knife inserted halfway between
center and edge comes out clean.
Cool. Good served with a scoop
 of vanilla ice cream.



  1. OMG, Rita! I thought the same thing...I mean, thought I didn't like it! What was I thinking too! Hubby loves it so I started to make it and boom!, I just love, love it. Thank you for this recipe and for all the ones I've received last year from your generous heart and I have made, copied and enjoyed. May your new year be filled with only the best! Hugs

  2. Oh I so love pecan pie. I just have to be careful to not eat the whole thing. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  3. looks so yummy one of my favs is pecan pie as well come see what I shared at

  4. Dear Rita:
    How is your new year coming along' i WISH YOU THE VERY BEST 2012! I just came by to invite you to my first giveaway for my one year of blogging. All you have to do is visit me and comment on my giveaway...that's it!

  5. I work at Bass Pecan Company every year they have a recipe contest for a chance to win $1000!
    If you love baking with pecans you should check it out. Check out their Bass Pecan Recipe Blog for great recipes and the contest rules and entry!!