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Pecan pie is my husband's favorite desert. I had been using a different recipe, only it didnt have brown sugar in it only corn syrup. He thought it was good but I felt it was just missing something. I found this recipe and tried it because it called for brown sugar. I made this for him for the first time on his bday and I was a little nervous since I had not tried this recipe out yet. This by far, was so much better than I could have expected!! This is IT! Just what I had been looking for!! I increased the cook time by about 12 minutes, the pecans tasted candied and the consistency was "sticky" just the way it is in New Orleans. I hadn't told my husband that I tried a different recipe, "did you do something different, this is so freakin' good" was his response...Enough said :)

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DNP1983 October 17, 2011

Great pecan pie that isnt overly sweet like some pecan pies can be. Set up well while baking and so easy to put together. My DD requested pecan pie for our 4th of July get together and I am so happy she did. I used refrigerated pie crust and light brown sugar instead of dark. Also, used butter as I think that adds a nicer flavor than margarine would. Thank you for posting, a wonderful recipe!

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lauralie41 July 05, 2008

I have used this pecan pie recipe for years. I've tried others and always come back to this one. It is a sure winner!

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ddemura December 24, 2011

This has been my go to recipe for over 20 years at Thanksgiving. It is packed away in a moving box somewhere. I am glad you have it online. It is sure to please everyone of our new friends and family. Thanks. I like to use the dark corn syrup for a more intense flavor. If you want to make it a deep dish pie then use 3-4 cups of pecans. Yum!

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Casady November 19, 2012

My husband's been using this recipe for years and it is the BEST!

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FranTic64 November 21, 2011

This is the ONLY pecan pie I make, it is that good!! My 9 yr son just made it this past week for a pie contest at our church...He won 1st place!!

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sullivanteam November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving morning, 2008. It was so much easier to look up this recipe on Recipezaar than to dig out that tiny, old, yellowed Dear Abby newspaper clipping I have. This is The Pecan Pie - the one I've been baking for 30-some years. The additional baking time is good advice, and it doesn't hurt to boost the pecan measurement to something closer to 1-1/2 cups. But all in all, the perfect pecan pie recipe. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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Nadacook November 27, 2008

I've been baking this recipe for years and everyone loves it. I have had many compliments on it. One thing that I've noted... it does best if you use "Karo" brand corn syrup. Last year I used another brand and it didn't taste as good. Also, it takes the longer baking time even in my gas oven. Enjoy!

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1016440 November 06, 2008

I tried this recipe about 6 years ago. I clipped out of the newspaper in CA, went home for Thanksgiving and made it in TX. Someone TOOK my clip out!! I never thought to google it and make it again. This was one of the best pecan pie's I've ever made and tasted! A keeper for the recipe book. I did follow directions closely. Prep all measurements ahead of time would help.

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Chef Honeywutz4dinner November 11, 2007

Like cindycat, I stopped looking for another pecan pie recipe after trying Abby's recipe years ago. People I've served it to say it's the best, and I agree!

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Southern Transplant August 09, 2007
Dear Abby's Famous Pecan Pie