Pecan Pie

This pecan pie recipe is decadent, rich and delicious. Included is a unique pecan pie crust recipe, to compliment the pecan filling perfectly. Warm pecan pie served with ice cream is an elegant and flavorful way to end any meal.

pecanpie (2)

 

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 9 inch pie crust, baked (crust recipe below)

Directions

  • Beat sugar, eggs, butter, salt, and syrup with mixer. Stir in nuts.
  • Pour mixture into pie crust.
  • Bake 40-50 minutes at 375 F until filling is firm.

 

Pecan Pie Pastry

Makes 2 pie crusts

Ingredients

  • 2 tb finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c unbleached flour
  • 1/4 ts salt
  • 3 tb shortening
  • cold water
  • dried beans

Directions

  • In a small mixing bowl stir together flour, salt and chopped pecans.
  • Cut in shortening with two knives or a pastry whisk until crumbly.
  • Sprinkle cold water over mixture; gently toss with a fork. Repeat until moistened into a dough.
  • Form dough into a ball. On a lightly floured surface roll the ball into a 10-inch circle.
  • Line a non-metal pie plate with the pastry and flute the edge. Cover surface of pastry with clear plastic wrap.
  • Spread dried beans on top of the plastic wrap to a depth of 1 inch.
  • Micro-cook, uncovered, on 70% power for 6 minutes, rotating the dish a half-turn every 2 minutes. Carefully lift plastic wrap and remove beans from pastry. Micro-cook, uncovered, on 70% power about 2 minutes or till pastry is dry.
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