Orange Pecan Pie
A zesty twist on a southern classic, pecan pie made with a kiss of orange.
3 large eggs
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon finely grated orange peel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole pecans
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust*
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a large bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Add molasses, corn syrup, orange juice, orange peel and vanilla. Whisk until well blended. Stir in pecans. Pour into unbaked pie crust.
- Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with a dollop of freshly whipped cream, if desired.
Makes 8 servings.
*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.