Death by Pecan

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This buttery shortbreadlike crust forms a heavenly base for the rich and gooey pecan filling.

Yield:

Makes 6 to 8 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 9 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hours

Ingredients

1 cup corn syrup
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon brandy (optional)
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup pecan pieces
1 cup pecan halves
Whipped cream (optional)
Vanilla ice cream (optional)

Preparation

Prepare Death by Pecan Pastry.

Combine corn syrup and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer just until blended. Stir in pecan pieces. Pour into prepared Death by Pecan Pastry.

Arrange pecan halves on filling mixture. Bake at 325° for 1 hour or just until set, shielding edges of pie with aluminum foil, if necessary. If desired, serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

Note:

Irene Smith, Papillion, Nebraska,

Southern Living Cook-Off Cookbook

July 2004
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