Pecan Pie

This is the last recipe my daughter and I made for our early Thanksgiving feast. My daughter basically prepared this pie all by herself and it couldn’t have been more delicious! She did a great job following instructions and being careful while chopping and using the oven.  We used a frozen pie crust because we had one in the freezer and it’s instructions said not to pre cook the shell if making a pecan pie…it worked perfectly. The pie turned out beautiful and so delicious! My entire family loved it and we gobbled it up in two days. Needless to say, I am extremely proud of my daughter and she is quite proud of herself!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the pecans into a large skillet over medium low heat. Toast the nuts for 5-7 minutes, stirring often, until toasted and fragrant. Chop the pecans (except for a few for the top of the pie).

Melt the butter in a medium heatproof bowl set in a saucepan of water on low heat. Stir in the brown sugar and salt with a spoon until the butter is absorbed. Beat in the eggs then add the corn syrup and vanilla extract. Stir until the mixture is hot and shiny; about 130 degrees with a candy thermometer.

Add the pecans and mix well. Pour the pecan mixture into the pie shell then place into the oven and bake for 60-70 minutes, or until it looks set yet soft, like gelatin, when pressed in the center. Transfer to a pie rack and let it cook for at least 2 hours. Store in the refrigerator. Enjoy.

 

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Pecan Pie

Yield: 1 pie

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 60-70 min.

Ingredients:

6 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 large eggs
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups of pecans, toasted then chopped (save a few whole nuts for the top)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the pecans into a large skillet over medium low heat. Toast the nuts for 5-7 minutes, stirring often, until toasted and fragrant. Chop the pecans (except for a few for the top of the pie).

Melt the butter in a medium heatproof bowl set in a saucepan of water on low heat. Stir in the brown sugar and salt with a spoon until the butter is absorbed. Beat in the eggs then add the corn syrup and vanilla extract. Stir until the mixture is hot and shiny; about 130 degrees with a candy thermometer.

Add the pecans and mix well. Pour the pecan mixture into the pie shell then place into the oven and bake for 60-70 minutes, or until it looks set yet soft, like gelatin, when pressed in the center. Transfer to a pie rack and let it cook for at least 2 hours. Store in the refrigerator. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking
Prepared by my daughter

 

 

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17 Responses to “Pecan Pie”

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    Kris — November 21, 2013 @ 10:31 pm

    You have a budding chef there! The pie looks delicious!
    My Nana made the most wonderful Southern Pecan Pie! Oh so good!!
    xo Kris

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    Lia — November 22, 2013 @ 3:00 am

    Hi Pam,
    Congratulations to your gorgeous daughter as the pie looks stunning and might be super delicious!!
    Cheers and hope you have a fantastic weekend,
    Lia.

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    Jenn — November 22, 2013 @ 4:20 am

    Looks like the perfect pecan pie to me.. your daughter did a fantastic job!! I love that she enjoys cooking with you.. it’s such a great way to bond and be together!!!

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    Cathy at Wives with Knives — November 22, 2013 @ 6:19 am

    It looks like your daughter has inherited her mama’s skills in the kitchen. I can tell how proud you are of her, Pam. What a lovely young lady. I hope you and your family enjoy a very Happy Thanksgiving. That is one scrumptious looking pie.

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    Larry — November 22, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    Looks really good Pam and it’s nearly always part of the Thanksgiving meal in this part of the world.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — November 22, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    Like mother, like daughter! The pie looks divine!

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    Marjie — November 22, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    I love pecan pie, and yours looks beautiful, Pam. How wonderful that your daughter loves to cook with you!

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    rosita vargas — November 22, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

    Fantàstica tarta dulce un autèntico regalo al paladar,abrazos.

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    Jovina Coughlin — November 22, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    My husband’s favorite. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without this pie.

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    Peggy Recker — November 22, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

    Oh my this sounds great. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    yellowfish — November 22, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

    Oh, pecan pie is my absolute favorite! And I love how you have made the little pattern on top, so cute :)

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    Hari Chandana — November 22, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

    Woww.. this looks absolutely amazing.. thanks for sharing!!

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    Chris — November 23, 2013 @ 5:49 am

    For some reason this instantly reminded me of this scene from When Harry Met Sally (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohmha1NsQRU) and I read the entire post in Billy Crystal’s funny voice.

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    Joanne — November 23, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    Your daughter is turning into a baking master! That pie is gorgeous!!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — November 23, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

    Pecan pie is a holiday staple and this looks amazing. Great to see your daughter becoming a pie master!

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    lenia — November 24, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    This is absolutely scrumptious!Love it!

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    grace — November 25, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    i’ve recently concluded that pecan pie is my favorite thanksgiving dessert.

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