Monday, November 28, 2011

Pecan Pie

Mmmm, of all the pies in the world, I think I love pecan THE BEST !!  What is it about it...it's richness, it's nuttiness, it's gooey-ness...I don't know??  However, I will be happy to share the recipe that I like to use.  It's actually adapted from Dear Abby's pecan pie recipe that was printed in her column.  Here's my adapted version:
For the edge, I used pie crust cutters from Williams-Sonoma

9" unbaked pie crust
1 cup light corn syrup                                                
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/4 t. salt
1 T. vanilla
1 heaping cup pecan halves, chopped

In a large bowl, combine corn syrup, sugar, eggs, butter, salt & vanilla.  Put the chopped pecans in the bottom of the unbaked pie crust.  Pour the filling on top of the nuts.

Bake the pie at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until set.  If the edges of the pie crust start to brown too quickly, cover with foil for the remaining cooking time.  I like to use one of those pie crust protector rings.

Cool the pie for several hours on a cooling rack before slicing.  Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

I am sharing with:
Sweets for Saturday
Tea Party Tuesday
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday

16 comments:

  1. I love pecan pie, and it is Bobby's very favorite. I always make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This one sound great!

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  2. my all time favorite pie...this w/ cinnamon ice cream and all is right w/ the world.

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  3. That's one beautiful pie! One of my favorites too.

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  4. Your pie sounds very good, and that crust is beautiful! I LOVE pecan pie, but didn't make one for Thanksgiving this year. Yours makes me want one!

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  5. This is awesome - the pie looks mouth-watering!I'm chipping in after quite some time coz I was away over the Thanksgiving week - hope you had a great Thanksgiving:)Lovely recipe!

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  6. Pecan is, hands down, my favorite pie. I read once there's close to 500 calories in each slice and that sure took the fun out of it. :(

    Yours sure looks good....
    oops...did you know you have word verification on? :)

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  7. What a beautiful pie! I love pie and especially pecan. Yum...
    Best,
    Susan

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  8. Truly my most favorite pie ever too.
    There are a lot of good ones, but nothing better than a super rich and gooey pecan pie.
    Mmmm.
    Your crust leaves are so pretty! May have to put those on my Christmas list. I am the worst pie crust pincher, honestly!
    :)
    xx
    Alison

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  9. Pecan pie is my husbands favorite, I like ANY pie. This is maybe something I will surprise him with just before we go Christmas shopping...

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  10. This looks delicious. I love pie of any kind. Come visit us. We have a terrific giveaway from The Shabby Apple. A beautiful party dress.

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  11. The pie is a work of art and happens to be my husbands favorite!

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  12. We don't eat a lot of pecan pie in New Zealand, but this looks like a dessert I would really like to try when autumn/winter comes around again.

    Love your cute pastry cutters :-)

    Sue

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  13. I love the way that pie looks.. and one of my favorites!

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  14. Hi Kitty,
    This is a great Pecan Pie. Those cutters from Williams Sonoma are so neat, your crust looks awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  15. I may be back to snag this pie recipe if I can't find my mother's. Your pie crust is beautiful! A blessed Thanksgiving, Kitty. I know it will be a much different one. Love to you...

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