Get the Best Homemade Pecan Pie with this Easy Recipe

Discover the secret to making the perfect Southern Pecan Pie with this classic recipe. Baked to perfection with a rich, sweet filling and a crispy crust.

Pecan Pie is a classic Southern dessert that has become an essential part of the Thanksgiving menu. This sweet and nutty treat has a rich history dating back to the 19th century and has since become a staple in American households. Whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting out, this recipe will show you how to make the best Pecan Pie from scratch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 9-inch pie crust
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves

Preparation:

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 55 minutes
  • Oven temperature: 375°F
  • You will need a 9-inch pie dish, a large mixing bowl, a saucepan, and a whisk.

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. Prepare the pie crust by placing it in a 9-inch pie dish and trimming the edges.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt.
  4. Stir in the pecan halves.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust.
  6. Bake for 55 minutes, or until the filling is set.
  7. Allow the pie to cool before serving.

Tips and tricks:

  • Use dark corn syrup for a deeper, richer flavor.
  • Make sure to use unsalted butter to control the overall saltiness of the pie.
  • Bake the pie on the lower middle rack of the oven to ensure even cooking.
  • Let the pie cool completely before slicing to prevent the filling from falling apart.

Pecan Pie is a sweet and nutty treat that is perfect for any special occasion, especially Thanksgiving. This easy-to-follow recipe will help you make the best Pecan Pie from scratch, with a rich and flavorful filling, a crisp and buttery crust, and plenty of pecans. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a truly indulgent dessert. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or reheat in the oven for a fresh-baked taste. Enjoy your homemade Pecan Pie and happy baking!

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