Southern Pecan Pie
'Ol fashioned Southern style pecan pie is my favorite kind of pie. I learned to make this pie from my Great-Grandmother who was born and raised in Macon GA. She had her own pecan tree and picked the pecans when they were at their peak.
So for all you pecan pie lovers...... Enjoy! (smile)
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- pinch salt
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 18 or more whole pecan halves for topping
- 1 unbaked pie crust (frozen crust, or make your own)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a med size bowl - beat eggs.
Add sugar and mix.
Add corn syrup, salt and vanilla.
Mix in melted butter.
Add chopped pecans evenly into unbaked pie crust.
Pour pie filling evenly over pecans in pie crust
Place the whole pecan halves around on top of the filling
Put the pie on a baking sheet to make it easier to put in and take out of the oven
Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on your oven.
Around the 20 minute mark, you may want to add some aluminum foil around the edges of your pie crust to keep it from getting too browned or burning.
Oven times do vary, but basically, the middle of the pie should be set when done (not overly jiggly) and the center will puff up a bit.