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I live here in Texas where we are known for pecans and pecan pie. I myself have two pecan trees in my yard and use them to make pecan pies. I am always searching for the best pecan pie recipe and without a doubt have no found it. It is absolutely the best pie I have ever eaten. It is creamy and not to sweet and bakes up beautifully. After 1/2 hour of baking I do use the pie crust shield to prevent the edges from browning. A+ to this pie.

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Texas Lady #2 September 04, 2009

A thunderous applaud from my squeaking sofa springs.

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gailanng March 05, 2013

This is a really good pecan pie recipe. I've never made pecan pies before, but I recently started experimenting with them. I've tried 4 recipes so far, including one from Cook's Illustrated, and so far this is the best one. Excellent flavor! The only thing I changed was that I toasted the pecans for about 8 minutes, and then chopped them a little bit before adding them directly to the filling mix. I find that while this doesn't look as fancy, it is much easier to cut and serve with the chopped pecans. Also, toasting nuts does amazing things to the flavor!

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PeacemongerNC November 07, 2011

This is the same recipe learned from my mother (some 60 years ago) and this is the first time I have ever seen it in print (other than hers) - cook the syrup and sugar, no brown sugar, no dark Karo, it is the best and always requested at family reunions - thanks for printing it

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DianeTG October 01, 2011

This is one of the best Pecan Pie receipes I have ever tried. It is so easy to make, once set it isnt running, and it is just FANTASTIC. Other recipes have often been far too sweet, but this recipe is PERFECT. If you have any reservations about giving this a go, throw them out the window, because this is as good as it gets!! Welcome to HEAVEN!!!!

Update - This has become a recipte that I cook at least once a month - for a variety of occasions. I have found that if I prepare 2 larger pie crusts, then add more nuts, the caramel filling will spread across 2 pies.

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Bestyoucanget August 10, 2010

I love this recipe. I used to make it years ago and have been looking for it so I can make the pie again. Thanks for posting it. :-)

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Shaecake April 29, 2010

I am so glad I found this recipe. It is in my cookbook (SL) at home and I am not at home. I made this pie for a pie auction once and the man that bought it made his wife call me and ask for the recipe because he said it was the best he ever ate. I think she was a little offended because she is an excellent cook and had been making pecan pie for him for over 40 years :) Anyway, I recommend this recipe to all!

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GrannyHen November 24, 2009

I recently lost one of my Southern Living Annual Recipe books (from the 1990's) containing this recipe. Thanks so much for posting this one as it is without a doubt the absolute best pecan pie in the world. Beautiful to look at and great to eat.

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lmboehret November 14, 2008

This was pecan pie at its finest! I didn't change a thing and pie was done in 55 min. I do use a pie shield around 30 min. to prevent over browning of the crust. This was my first time using 4 eggs and it is the way to go! I could not believe the butterscotch flavor and my filling was "to die for" texture. I also arranged my pecans and my pie looked beautiful. You can't go wrong with Southern Living. It's a favorite cookbook of mine. Thanks LonghornMama, for posting my new favorite pecan pie. Roxygirl

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Roxygirl in Colorado April 09, 2007

mmmmm-mmmmmm good. I made this for Thanksgiving and it didn't last long. DS and DD couldn't wait for this pie. They loved it, as did the rest of us. Thank you for such an easy recipe for a favorite in our house....Stephanie

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mommyoffour December 15, 2006
Favorite Pecan Pie