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This recipe is a classic Southern Pecan Pie. It is made with simple ingredients including sugar, corn syrup, butter, eggs and pecans. #pie #pecan pie #dessert #desserts #best pie #recipe
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Never Fail Pecan Pie

This recipe is a classic Southern Pecan Pie.  It is made with simple ingredients including sugar, corn syrup, butter, eggs, and pecans.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best dessert, best pie, dessert, desserts, easy dessert, pecan pie, pecans, pie, pies
Servings: 8
Calories: 315kcal

Equipment

  • pie plate
  • rolling pin
  • rolling mat
  • large mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1-1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cup pecans chopped OR whole
  • 1 unbaked DEEP DISH pie crust

Instructions

  • Add the beaten eggs until foamy.
  • Add the salt, melted butter, light corn syrup, brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix well.
  • After mixing well, add pecans and stir.
  • Pour filling into unbaked pie shell.
  • Cover the pie with foil bake 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake 20 to 30 minutes uncovered. Set a timer for 20 minutes and check to see if the middle giggles but not wet.
  • INSERT A TOOTHPICK in the center of the pie.  It should NOT be watery. The pie filling needs to stick to the toothpick.
  • Allow pie to cool 2 hours before cutting it.
  • Pie freezes well. wrap in plastic wrap and then cover well with foil.

Notes

Total baking time should be one hour.   Insert a toothpick in the center of the pie.  It should not be watery.   The center of the pie filling should stick to the toothpick and not be runny. 
The one hour time will depend on the temperature of your oven.  Insert a toothpick in the center of the pie.  If the toothpick is watery the pie is NOT done.  If the pie filling sticks to the toothpick, it is ready.
Arrange whole pecans decoratively around top of pie before baking to dress this pie up.

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg