Many of our favorite recipes are ones we grew up eating like this divine Pecan Pie. Bob's grandmother, Norma Crawford, often made it when he was a boy living in Granbury, TX.
Mother's Perfect Pecan Pie
Norma, better known as Nana by Bob and his brother Kelly, lived next door and often shared Sunday lunch with Bob's family. His mother Jo passed the idea along to me when Bob and I married almost 35 years ago. My mom Patsy and I have been baking this pie ever since because the whole family is nuts about it.
Besides being absolutely delicious, this fall, holiday and winter go-to ranks high at our house because it couldn't be easier and my dessert-loving hubby goes for pecans in a big way ... almost as much as me and Diet Coke.
You just mix six, simple ingredients (eggs, pecans, sugar, white corn syrup like Karo, vanilla and salt), pour them into a prepared crust and top with butter. Then bake for 30 - 40 minutes and Voila!, you've got a mouthwatering treat.
It takes only seven, simple ingredients to make the filling for this mouthwatering pecan pie.
Tip:There is one little trick you need to know to ensure success. To tell when the pie's done, just insert a knife in its center. When the knife comes out clean, your pie is perfect! It's great served warm and, IF you have any leftovers, freezes like a champ.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat the eggs well. Add sugar and corn syrup and stir until mixture is completely combined. Add a few grains of salt, vanilla and pecans.
Pour into an unbaked pie shell. Top with butter. Bake at 350 degrees about 30-40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the mixture comes out clean.
Freezes well. I usually cut leftovers into individual servings before freezing so that we can get out one or two slices at a time.
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