Saturday, May 8, 2010

Southern Pecan pie

Recently I won a gift basket from Michelle at Girl Gone Granola that included pecans. Fresh pecans in the shell, what could be better? Making them into a gooey pie, that's what!! Michelle, being the thoughtful woman that she is, was kind enough to include a recipe for Southern Pecan Pie. I, having no self control whatsoever, decided that the inclusion of the recipe was more than a suggestion, it was meant to be! And wouldn't you know it, I had everything I needed to make said pie in my pantry. Its good to be the Kitchen Witch!

This recipe is not my creation but I'm sure glad I made it!!! Can you believe this was the 1st pecan pie I've ever made?? And you know what? It was as easy as pie!

Southern Pecan Pie
makes 8 servings
1 cup dark corn syrup
2/3 c white sugar
3 eggs
1/3 c butter melted
pinch salt
1 cup pecan halves
unbaked 9 inch pie crust

Preheat oven to 350. Put the pie shell on a baking sheet to catch any spills and make handling in and out of the oven easier.

In a mixing bowl blend the sugar, corn syrup and butter together. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well between each addition.

Scatter the pecans on the bottom of the pie shell. Pour the sugar/egg mixture over top. Bake for 55 minutes or until the top is candied and the center is just set. Remove and allow to cool for at least 1 hour before cutting.

See, easy as pie!

~*~Nutritional information is based on using a frozen ready to bake 9 in pie shell~*~

Nutrition Facts provided by SparkPeople Recipe Calculator
8 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450.4
Total Fat 24.4 g
Saturated Fat 7.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.9 g
Cholesterol 100.2 mg
Sodium 190.1 mg
Potassium 116.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 58.2 g
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
Sugars 50.4 g
Protein 4.4 g


Michelle said...

My husband's favorite pie! Requested every Thanksgiving! Yours turned out wonderfully.

Jenn said...

When I was a kid I wouldn't even TRY pecan pie. It was such a turn off to me that it took until I was in my 30's before I really actually even tried a bite!! I have been a fan ever since, but I have never actually made one! This looks fantastic, Andrea!

Michelle J said...

Your photos are making me hungry! Good thing that I have a pound of those same pecans in my cupboard too. Now, I just need to get on the ball and make some pie! ;)

Was cracking all of the pecans a pain in the behind? Did you need any special tools to get them open and keep the nut in one piece?

Raina said...

I love pecan pie. It is one of my favorites. Yours look so yummy!

Baking Addict said...

Amazing job as always :) My mum makes the best pecan pie ever but I think she may have some serious competition with yours. I've never made pecan pie myself - will add it to my list of things to bake.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

You must be lucky! A basket! When I was in Tennessee pecans were so plentiful and common that I got tired of using them. Now I wish I had a few! Pie looks amazing.

Velva said...

What a great gift to receive from Michelle. My husband would have gone nuts over pecan pie. He loves it. No doubt you love it too. Looks wonderful.

Design Wine and Dine said...

Woah - this one snuck by me! WE LOVE pecan pie and this one looks simple and delicious! I always buy them at a farmers market near by, but if I were to make one, my husband might fall in love w/me all over again!

jane deere said...

OH MY! YUM!!! Pecan Pie is my absolute FaVoRiTe pie! I'm going out to get the ingredients today!

Megan B said...

I LOVE pecan pie! Looks delicious!

Karri said...

Oh, I've been craving pecan pie for the last few weeks...this looks soooooo decadent! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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