By LonghornMama on November 20, 2005
Photo by gailanng
Photo by gailanng
"From Southern Living, this is my favorite pecan pie. The difference comes from the butter, sugar and corn syrup being cooked together before other ingredients are added. I prefer the recipe as stated, but Southern Living says you may also add 3 tablespoons rum with the eggs for a Rum Pecan Pie. Praline liquer is even better. Note the recipe calls for pecan halves, not chopped pecans. It takes about two minutes to arrange the pecans in concentric circles on top of the filling, making a beautiful presentation that will impress your friends and family. I've also used 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans instead of pecan halves."
Serving Size: 1 (144 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"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."
"A thunderous applaud from my squeaking sofa springs."
"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!"
"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"
"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."
"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. :-)"
"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!"
"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."
"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"
"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"
"Go mama go....this one was so easy and so good! The only change I made was to use vanilla, butter and nut flavoring instead of plain vanilla flavoring. To me, it just gives it a richer flavor! THANKS for sharing!"
"This was a really easy pecan pie to make. Flavors blended together well. Texture was perfect. Thanks"