Pecan pie is a classic dessert in southern cuisine that consists of a pastry crust filled with a sweet and gooey mixture made from pecans, sugar, corn syrup, eggs, butter, and vanilla extract. Pecans are a type of nut that is commonly found in the southern United States, and are a key ingredient in many southern-style desserts.
To make pecan pie, the pastry crust is first prepared and then filled with a mixture of chopped pecans, sugar, corn syrup, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. The pie is then baked in the oven until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown.
Pecan pie is often served as a dessert during holidays and special occasions such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. It can be enjoyed on its own, or with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Pecan pie is a beloved dessert in the southern United States, and is known for its rich, sweet, and nutty flavor. It is also a popular dessert in other regions of the United States and has become a staple in many American households.
PREPARATION TIME: 1 hour and 20 minutes (including 45 minutes baking time)
- 1 9-inch pie crust, unbaked
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Whipped cream for serving (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- Arrange the pecan halves evenly on the bottom of the pie crust.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs until light and fluffy.
- Stir in the corn syrup, brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt.
- Pour the mixture over the pecans in the pie crust.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown.
- Allow the pie to cool completely before slicing and serving.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS OR ADDITIONAL TIPS:
- Serve the pecan pie with a dollop of whipped cream for added richness.
- You can also drizzle a small amount of melted chocolate over the pie for a decadent touch.
- For a nuttier flavor, you can use a mixture of pecans and other nuts, such as walnuts or almonds.