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    Dark Pecan Pie - Virginian Hostess Style

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    50 mins

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    KateL's Note:

    This is a very fine dark pecan pie, its chess pie custard looks similar to commercial pies. This was adapted from a recipe in The TOH Cookbook, but any good Virginian must improve the appearance of her pie by placing perfect pecan halves in a decorative pattern on top of the chopped pecan filling. The pie took me 60 minutes in total baking time.

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    Serves: 8


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    1. 1
      Sort through pecan halves and fill 1/2 cup with perfect pecan halves, and reserve until ready to put pie in oven.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    3. 3
      Chop 1 cup of pecan halves or pecan pieces in food processor on pulse setting, and set aside.
    4. 4
      In a medium bowl, lightly beat eggs.
    5. 5
      Stir in the corn syrup, sugar, butter, vanilla and salt.
    6. 6
      Add the chopped pecans to the chess pie mixture and mix well.
    7. 7
      Pour chess pie mixture into unbaked pie shell.
    8. 8
      Top filling with perfect pecan halves.
    9. 9
      Cover pie edges loosely with foil.
    10. 10
      Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
    11. 11
      Remove foil. Bake 20 minutes or longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. (That took me an additional 10 minutes.).
    12. 12
      Cool on a wire rack.
    13. 13
      Store in the refrigerator.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 11, 2013


      This recipe was so easy and quick, The only difference is that they suggest a deep dish pie pan (the filling amount is actually for a deep dish pan) and increasing the baking time to 55 to 60 minutes and cooling for 2 hours before cutting. Otherwise, it is an exact replica. Dark and light corn syrups are interchangeable....the recipe is the same on both bottles, just be sure to watch it in the oven so the top doesn't over brown! Cover with foil if it starts to.*Tip: Cover edge of pie crust with aluminun foil for first 25 minutes of bake time, then remove for remaining 20 minutes, to prevent the crust from burning. Thank You! The 2nd. one I used a Gramn Cracker or a Pecan crust. I Will be making this recipe again. You got me Inspired to do a new recipe. I think I may do a Pecan Pumpkin Pie to play with for the Holiday. PRMR 2013 Happy Cooking to y'all!..Thank You!..Grpa Glad you posted the recipe.

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    • on February 04, 2010


      I fell in love with pecan pie as a child, and have searched for years for a really good recipe. As of now my search is over. How something so luscious could be so easy is almost unbelievable, but here it is, try it. Thank you, KateL.

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    • on November 28, 2009


      Easy and wonderfully delicious. This was my first attempt at pecan pie and I'm happy to say it was a big success at our Thanksgiving dinner. I used fewer whole pecans on the top, arranging them around the edge like numbers on a clock. It looked lovely and tasted great. Thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Dark Pecan Pie - Virginian Hostess Style

    Serving Size: 1 (119 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 462.1
    Calories from Fat 230
    Total Fat 25.5 g
    Saturated Fat 5.4 g
    Cholesterol 86.9 mg
    Sodium 263.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 57.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 24.4 g
    Protein 5.4 g

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