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Homemade Delicious Pecan Pie

Homemade Delicious Pecan Pie

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving pie? Mine is a pecan pie. In fact, I love so much!! I make one of each for our T-day feast.

Pecans are native to North America, so it is entirely fitting that a pecan pie would make an annual appearance at Thanksgiving along with our other native foodstuffs like turkey, pumpkin, and cranberries. Pecan pie itself though, is a more recent invention. It became popular through the marketing efforts of Karo in the 1930s, to help sell their corn syrup, a necessary ingredient in the pie.

Most pecan pie recipes I’ve found call for 2 cups of sugar—one cup of corn syrup plus one cup of either granulated or brown sugar. I find that just a bit too sweet for my taste, so I’ve dropped the sugar down by half a cup. Feel free to reduce further or add more to your taste.

Recipe Credit: bettycrocker

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box Or Make Homemade Pie Crust Recipe
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, lightly toasted
  • 2/3 cup pecan halves

Steps:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie plate as directed on box for One-Crust Filled pie. In small bowl, beat 1 of the eggs and the cream with whisk. Brush egg mixture over edge of crust.
  2. In medium bowl, beat remaining 3 eggs. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, melted butter, liqueur, orange extract and salt with whisk. Stir in chopped pecans. Pour filling into crust-lined plate. Arrange pecan halves around outer edge of filling.
  3. Bake on lower oven rack 50 to 55 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely on cooling rack.
Homemade Delicious Pecan Pie
Homemade Delicious Pecan Pie

Homemade Delicious Pecan Pie

 

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