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one 9-inch pie

How to Make It

Step 1

Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Place in a 9-inch pie plate; trim edges. Fold edges under, and flute. Prick bottom and sides of shell with fork. Sprinkle bottom of pastry shell with 1 teaspoon sugar. Set aside.

Step 2

Beat egg yolks in a medium mixing bowl until thick and lemon colored. Sift together 3/4 cup sugar, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg; add to egg yolks, mixing well. Stir in pecans, raisins, and butter. Mix well.

Step 3

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold into pecan mixture, adding vinegar during folding process.

Step 4

Pour pecan mixture into prepared pastry shell. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool slightly, and serve with whipped cream.

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