Fit piecrust into a 9-inch pie plate according to package directions; fold edges under, and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of piecrust with a fork.
Bake piecrust at 400° for 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned; cool on wire rack.
Combine caramels, butter, and 1/4 cup water in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, 5 to 7 minutes or until caramels and butter are melted; remove from heat.
Stir together sugar and next 3 ingredients. Stir into caramel mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in pecans. Pour into prepared crust.
Bake pie at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°, and bake 20 more minutes, shielding edges of crust with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning. Remove pie to a wire rack to cool. Top with Chocolate-Dipped Pecans, if desired.
just add the salt to the mixture of eggs, sugar, and vanilla. i think that was just an oversight. if you will just follow the directions for the times it will be cooked thoroughly. then you can take them out and let them cool to set up. i always decorate mine with pecan halves dipped in chocolate.
This pie was a huge hit and I was specifically asked to make it again for a work Thanksgiving party. One simple change I made was to use an 11 oz package of Kraft caramel bits. This eliminated having to unwrap the candy and it was enough to fill the pie, a problem noted by others. I am sure it ups the calorie count, but who thinks pecans pie is healthy in the first place? :-)
i have never liked pecan pie until i tried this recipe. hands down the best pecan pie! and instead of using individually wrapped caramels, just buy the Kraft bag of caramel bits. They are little balls of caramel and i use one package per pie.
I have just recently made this Caramel Pecan Pie recipe for my rather large family over Thanksgiving, and it was so yummy that there wasn't a SINGLE piece of pie left to enjoy later!! It was so simple to make, yet it tastes like it should be sold at a high end restaurant! I didn't change a single thing about it. Simply delicious! I will be making this Pecan Pie recipe for Thanksgiving from now on!
Amazing! I sometimes make this with a good quality, bitter chocolate to cut some of the sweetness. Either way, the pie is always a hit, and I have started making one of each as both are constantly requested.
Every Thanksgiving I make a Chocolate -Pecan Pie. I made a few little changes to make this our favorite dessert now. I cut back the sugar to 1/2 cup and added about 3/4 cup of chocolate pieces. Fantastic!
I made it once and it was delicious...loved its texture. I replaced the water by maple syrup, and cut the sugar down to 1/3 cup. Still very sweet, but that's what pecan pie is all about, isn't it :) Great for when you have people over. Definately to be eaten with a nice cup of coffee or milk...I also used my own pie dough, it was worth it! Will definately do it again.