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Mom's Pecan Pie

Prep time 10 mins
Bake time 1 hr, 5 mins
Yield

Makes 8 servings

This classic dessert is a crowd favorite. Served warm with a scoop or two of ice cream, this favored baking recipe is perfect for any holiday. Add semi-sweet chocolate chips or bits of baking chocolate for a chocolaty take on this pie recipe. Some like it with a slice of cheese on top. This will definitely be a hit at any of your upcoming family gatherings-especially in the colder months. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pecan pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light or dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (9-inch) deep-dish frozen unbaked pie shell

How to Make It

  1. Spread pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet.

  2. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted.

  3. Stir together eggs and next 5 ingredients; stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie shell.

  4. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until set, shielding pie with aluminum foil after 20 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Serve warm or cold.

  5. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Mrs. Smith's Deep Dish Frozen Pie Shell.

Cook's Notes

For a richer flavor in  this traditional pecan pie recipe, try using dark corn syrup. Both variations received high marks in our Test Kitchens.