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Southern Pecan Pie

The secret to this rich pie is cooking the sugar and corn syrup first. It is definitely not diet food! I bake this pie for 45 minutes according to my oven but you may need to bake longer.

 

SERVES: 8

PREP TIME: 10mins

COOK TIME: 1 hr 5mins 

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

 

INGREDIENTS

1  cup sugar

1  1 ⁄ 2 cups corn syrup (I use 1/2 dark and 1/2 light)

4  eggs

1 ⁄ 4 cup butter

1 1 ⁄ 2 teaspoons vanilla

1  1 ⁄ 2 cups pecans, coarsely broken

1  unbaked  deep dish pie shell

 

DIRECTIONS

In saucepan boil sugar and corn syrup together for 2 to 3 minutes; set aside to cool slightly.

In large bowl beat eggs lightly and very slowly pour the syrup mixture into the eggs, stirring constantly.

At this point I like to strain the mixture to make sure it's smooth and lump free.

Stir in butter, vanilla, and pecans and pour into crust.

Bake in a 350°F oven for about 45 to 60 minutes or until set.