Friday, January 17, 2014

Blue-Ribbon Pecan Pie

pecan pie

When we were growing up, my brother got a pecan pie every year for Christmas from a great family friend. 

Well he grew up, got married, and the pies stopped coming. haha! So I thought it would be a nice addition to his gift to make him a pie.

I’ve never made pecan pie before. And I’m not much of a baker, but he said it turned out really well.

Adapted from recipe at
Pecan Pie
1 cup light corn syrup
¾ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup packed light brown sugar
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. kosher salt
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 ¼ cups roughly chopped pecans, plus ½ cup halves
Crust – either store bought or homemade

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. In a large bowl whisk together corn syrup, sugars, butter, vanilla, salt, and eggs in a bowl then fold in the chopped pecans.

3. Pour the filling evenly over dough and if you want arrange the pecan halves decoratively around the inside edge of the pie crust. I totally forgot to make it all pretty.

4.Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is set, about 1 hour. Let cool completely before serving.
What’s your favorite kind of pie?


  1. I LOVE Pecan Pie. During this food holiday challenge of mine, I'm going to be making my Aunt Shirley's Pecan Pie. Yum yum yum. Pinning!

    1. Thanks for coming by Jennifer. I love it too. I had no idea how to make it before, it was surprisingly simple. But sooo tasty! Thanks for coming by, have a great week!

  2. OOOOhhhhh looks soooo goood! I love Pecan Pie! Pinned :)

    1. Thanks, my brother said it was yummy. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!


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