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Classic Pecan Pie

Classic Pecan Pie

"Freezing a piecrust before filling reduces shrinkage. When time is short, fold piecrust edges under instead of trimming, and crimp or press with the floured tines of a fork. For Toffee-Walnut Pie, substitute toasted, chopped walnuts for pecan halves, and add 4 (1.4-ounce) English toffee candy bars, crushed, to filling mixture. For Mixed-Nut Pie, substitute 11/4 cups coarsely chopped mixed nuts for pecan halves."
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  1. FIT 1 pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate according to package directions. Trim pastry even with edge of pie plate. Cut remaining pie crust into leaf shapes using a small cookie or canape cutter. Attach leaves to rim of pastry using water, and press firmly to secure. Cover loosely, and freeze 30 minutes
  2. COOK sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves and butter melts; cool slightly. Stir in eggs, vanilla, and salt. Pour into crust. Arrange pecan halves in circles on top of pie.
  3. BAKE at 325 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes.


  • Reprinted with permission of Southern Living(R) magazine. All rights reserved.

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I found the Pie to have a very 'eggy' texture. Boyfriend liked it though.

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This is an authentic recipe-

I made two, one with 4 eggs and the second with 4 egg yolks and 3 egg whites. The second came out much tastier. My first pie was a success.

I made this a bit ago for my husband. His favorite is pecan pie....he loved it. I do think this was much easier than I origonally anticipated. Thanks for the post.

GREAT pie!! I'm not even big on desserts (and have even less experience in baking them) but this turned out very well. BUT I used only 3 eggs and used 1c dark brown sugar instead of 1c white. My...

It is a great pie,although I think it could be better.All my family members loved it!

This is a great recipe. It came out perfectly. It wasn't too sweet either.

I discovered this recipes a couple of years ago and it has become a traditional dish for my families holiday dinner. I have made this for my cjurches bake sales and they are always a hit! Peop...

This was VERY disappointing. I followed the recipe exactly as shown, and this pie was completely SOUPY! I'll never use this again.

I found the Pie to have a very 'eggy' texture. Boyfriend liked it though.

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