My favorite pie of all time has to be pecan pie. Actually I like anything and everything that is pecan. It is my favorite nut. To be honest I am not a big fan of nuts but if you toss some pecans in, I am all in. Yummy. I just love how buttery they are, I honestly think they are the perfect nut.
Before I went out of town my co-worker had just come back from vacation in Kentucky….I think and she came back with a bunch of shelled pecans. She was kind enough to give me some.
Last night I was home with some free time and I was really craving something sweet. Then I remembered the pecans. I thought that I didn’t have any corn syrup so pie was question, so I was going to just make some candies pecans. Then I came across a bottle of Karo way in the back of my cupboard! SWEET! I can make pie!
I don’t trust myself very much with pastries or dough so I use a premade pie crust.
1 Cup White Corn Syrup
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/3 Teaspoon Salt
1/3 Cup Melted Butter
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cups Roasted Pecans
Put the butter in the microwave until it is completely melted. During this step, preheat your regular oven to 350.
Mix together in the mixing bowl, corn syrup, brown sugar, salt, melted butter and vanilla
Mix (slightly beat) eggs until they look like the ones shown in the picture to the left.
Add the eggs to the batter and stir until the batter looks as it did before you added the eggs.
Pour the pecan pie filling into pie shell.
Sprinkle the 2 cups of roasted pecans on top of the pecan pie filling. Some pecans will sink into the filling; while, others will remain on top. Now, put your pie in a preheated oven set to 350F for 1 hour to an hour and 10 minutes.
After the pie has been in the oven for about 30 minutes, take it out, and put strips of tinfoil around the edge to keep the pie crust from burning. Be careful not to spill you pie! The filling is runny and quite hot. Then, put the pie back in the oven.
After you put the pie back in the oven, it will need another 30 to 40 minutes. After about 30 minutes (a total of 1 hour in the oven) test the pie to see if it is done. You can test the pie by sticking a knife in the middle. If the knife comes out clean, the pie is done; if it comes out dirty, it needs about 10 more minutes in the oven.