Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Southern Pecan Pie

I originally posted this recipe last year. I will be making it for our Thanksgiving dinner again. We all love it! What sort of desserts are you making for Thanksgiving?

1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup pecan halves or pieces

In a bowl, slightly beat eggs and sugar, corn syrup, evaporated milk and vanilla. Blend well. Add pecans. (I usually save about half the pecans to arrange on top.)

Pour into unbaked 9" pie shell (You can find my pie crust recipe here). Bake in 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 30 to 40 minutes or until filling is puffed in center and is well browned. Let pie cook before cutting. I probably could have let mine brown another 5 minutes or so, but it tasted just fine. :)

Paula Deen's Bourbon Pecan Pie is wonderful too. Why not have 2 pecan pies? :)


Dutch said...

I love pecan pie but have never made it. I am trying my hand at pumpkin pie for the first time. I hope hubby likes it because my daughter & I won't touch it.

Leila said...

My daughter is bringing 2 pies -- one pecan and one chocolate pecan! I'm making apple and pumpkin!
Do you think 4 pies is enough for 8 people??

Kimberly said...

2 pecan pies, 2 pumpkin pies, coca-cola cake, 3 loaves pumpkin bread, 2 loaves banana bread, 2 loaves cinnamon bread, 8 mini apple breads & an assortment of mini muffins...oops, there goes my buzzer, i've got to go

MOMSWEB said...

I'm the cake baker for the family, so I'm baking my famous Perfect Peace Cake (comes with a message of God's promise of perfect peace), a Chocolate, Red Velvet, and Caramel Cake.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

J.A.Scherff said...

Pumpkin pie of course! And instead of apple, I'm going with Cherry pie this year. Also making my crusts from scratch. I have an awesome, super easy recipe that uses the food proccessor!

Moxie said...

Looks SO good! We are having 2 pumpkin pies...1 loaf pumpkin bread and a lazy daisy oatmeal cake brought by my Mom :)

ChaChaneen said...

Look at how pretty those pecans are arranged! Lurve it!

We are having our favorites... Apple, Blackberry and Sour cream Pie. The other pie will be traditional apple pie!

Thena said...

I make pecan pies every year. Love them. But I have never seen one with evaporated milk in it though. Also I chop my pecans, my oldest daughter asked me why I don't ever do them like you did and leave them whole.

Gullett Circus said...

Mine is currently baking! Looks delicious, can't wait to try it tomorrow. Thanks for another yummy recipe.

Lung-cancer said...

That sounds good! Thanks for sharing that. , good idea will def try this one.., Good luck