Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
I'm making an attempt to compile all of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes so that I've got them all in one place safe and sound. I've been making this pie for several years and it's always a big hit. The secret, I think, is the three different sizes of the pecans. It seems like they incorporate throughout the filling better. Very crunch, nutty and delicious.
- 1 unbaked pie shell
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3⁄4 cup light corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
- 3⁄4 cup dark brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
- 1 cup pecan halves, quartered
- 1 cup pecan halves
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Brush egg white over unbaked pie shell. This is optional. I do it because it helps to keep the bottom of the crust from getting soggy.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, corn syrups, brown sugar, butter, salt and finely chopped pecans.
- Arrange the quartered pecan halves on the bottom of the pie shell.
- Gently pour filling mixture over quartered pecan halves.
- Arrange pecan halves on top of filling.
- Bake for 50 - 60 minutes or until filling is set and fairly firm.
- Serve with fresh whipped cream, if desired.
You can sneak a fry off my plate or even drink the very last sip of my drink...and most certainly you can flirt with my husand, but of all these things you may do, please never eat my last piece of pecan pie. Made for PAC Spring 2011.