Southern Pecan Pie Filling

Total Time
15 mins
45 mins

My grandmother was the best cook I've known. This is the way she made a pecan pie filling. Prep. time does not include the 30-45 minutes needed to cool the filling.

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  1. Mix all ingredients and cook in double boiler for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes for the first 20 minutes, then stirring every 3-5 minutes,or until thickened.
  2. While mixture cools, prepare topping.
  3. For Topping: Beat egg whites until stiff.
  4. Add brown sugar and mix well.
  5. Stir in pecans.
  6. Pour cooled filling into baked pie shell.
  7. Cover with topping and bake in 325 degree oven until light brown or about 15 minutes.