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Pecan Pie

Pecan PieThis is a great recipe for the classic southern pecan pie.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pecan halves
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust*

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Beat eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter, vanilla and salt in medium bowl until well blended.
  3. Arrange pecan halves evenly in bottom of pie crust. Carefully pour egg mixture over pecans.
  4. Bake in center of 350°F (175°C) oven until knife inserted midway between center and edge of pie comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Makes 8 servings.

*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.

Tip: Pecans are the traditional favorite in this popular cousin of the custard pie, but other nuts can be substituted. Try it with walnuts, cashews, macadamias or your favorite nut.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 586; Total Fat: 36g; Saturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 121mg; Total Carbs: 65g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 6g; Sodium: 309mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Incredible Edible Egg™.