Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins
This a fantasic-tasting buttery pie, just remember to cook the butter first as this is what brings out the taste ;-)
- 1⁄2 cup butter (no substitutions)
- 3⁄4 cup light corn syrup
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 (9 inch) pie shells, unbaked
- whipped cream, for topping
- Set oven to 425 degrees.
- Over low to medium heat, cook butter in a saucepan, watching closely but not stirring, until golden brown (about 5-8 minutes) DO NOT BURN.
- Pour browned butter into a bowl; set aside.
- In a food processor, blend corn syrup, honey, sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt until smooth.
- Add the browned butter; blend again.
- Add pecans, and process with just a few on-off pulses.
- Pour the mixture into pie shell.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes; lower heat to 325 degrees; bake for another 40 minutes.
- Note: center of pie will seem a bit liquidy when removed from oven, it will set up further as it cools.
- Let cool completely.
- Serve with real whipped cream.
After making this pie, you'll never be able to NOT brown the butter. It really makes a good pie better.
I cannot say enough about this pie. Whenever I make a Kittencal recipe, I know I won't be disappointed. Mixing the ingredients in the blender not only created a much smoother yet frothy filling but also made clean-up a breeze. The taste and texture were out of this world! Bravo, Kittencal.
The browned butter adds so much depth of flavor! Having no pecans in my cupboard, I substituted walnuts and made a few changes to accomodate the difference. A great recipe - my DH went back for thirds!