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This is the Greatest Pecan Pie Recipe


This is the Greatest Pecan Pie Recipe

This pecan pie recipe is decadent, rich, and delicious. One of American's favorite pies during the holidays, it brings back sweet memories of family gatherings for many people.

Warm pecan pie served with ice cream is an elegant and flavorful way to end any meal. Do you pronounce it pe-can or pe-cahn? Whichever way you say it, you're sure to love the recipe we have for you below. Let's take a look:

Pecan Pie


1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Karo dark corn syrup
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 single crust pie pastry, unbaked (recipe here)
1 1/2 cups pecan halves


1. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy; then add salt, corn syrup, eggs and vanilla.

2. Line a pie pan with pastry and sprinkle evenly with pecans.

3. Pour the filling over the pecans, covering completely.

4. Bake in a very hot oven (450 degrees F) for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F and bake an additional 35 minutes longer or until knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

Tips for Baking

Does baking feel like a chore to you? Does the thought of making a dessert for your next celebration have your skin crawling? If so, check out these tips. They might just make the experience more enjoyable for you.

Get your kids involved, when reasonable. Getting your kids involved in baking will create fun, lasting memories for all of you. It can help make baking more bearable for those that generally don't enjoy it. Before you involve your kids, make sure you teach them kitchen safety. They should know how to behave around hot surfaces and sharp objects. They should be old enough to understand basic instructions. Make sure you tell them never to run in the kitchen, as they could trip or slip and seriously hurt themselves.

Maintain an orderly kitchen. If all of your spices and kitchen supplies are scattered across your kitchen, you'll have a tough time finding what you need. The idea of having to rummage through your whole kitchen to find supplies can make baking feel like a real chore. Fix this issue by keeping all of your spices in one location, and organizing your cooking utensils into a drawer or container.

Invest in high-quality kitchen items. It can be tempting to go for that 39.99 stand mixer, but consider investing in something of a higher quality. High quality appliances and utensils will make baking (and cooking) a much easier and more efficient process. It will take you time to save for a lot of these higher-end items, but they'll last for years and will be totally worth it in the end.

Clean as you go. A lot of bakers save the cleaning for the very end, when the dessert is done and there's no more baking to be done. We recommend cleaning as you go, so you aren't left with a pile of dirty dishes and a messy counter to clean after the fact. If your kids are involved, this can be a great way for them to help you. Have them clean dishes as you finish using them, and have them wipe the counter down once the pie is in the oven.

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