No dessert speaks to me like pecan pie! I can’t resist it. I’ve even been known to have it for breakfast ( but don’t tell anyone) ! My Mom always made a good old fashioned pecan pie every Thanksgiving and every Christmas. I still make pecan pie for special holidays but I don’t reserve it only for special occasions. It is so quick and easy to make – you can have it anytime! In fact, the filling only has 6 ingredients and you can whip it up in about 5 minutes. Here is my Mom’s Old Fashioned Pecan Pie recipe:
- 1 refrigerated pie crust
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup Karo light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 3 eggs, well beaten
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Combine sugar, light corn syrup and melted butter.
- Add beaten eggs, chopped pecans and vanilla to the syrup mixture, mixing thoroughly.
- Pour filling into unbaked pie shell. (Note: Since this is a high sugar content pie, sprinkle a little flour on each side of the pie dough before putting it into the pie plate.)
- Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. After 20 minutes, cover the edges with aluminum foil or a pie crust protector to prevent burning.
- After 30 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake another 15 to 20 minutes.
Click the link to view the YouTube How-To Tutorial for this recipe: Vickie’s Mom’s Old Fashioned Pecan Pie
Combine the sugar, light corn syrup and melted butter. Stir well.
Add beaten eggs, vanilla and chopped pecans to syrup mixture, mixing thoroughly.
Bring the refrigerated pie crust to room temperature and unroll. Sprinkle both sides of the pie dough with flour. Place into the pie pan and flute edges.
Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. NOTE: After 20 minutes, put strips of aluminum foil around the edges of the pie or use a pie protector to prevent the edges from burning.
After 30 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake an additional 20 minutes.
Let the pie cool before serving.
Here is the pie— hot out of the oven. (Notice my vintage pot holders? My daughter, Nicole, made these for me when she was a little girl ( now she is a Mom too) and I love using my handmade pot holders !)