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Old-Fashioned Southern Pecan Pie Recipe

This Old-Fashioned Southern pecan pie recipe is a time-honored tradition for the holidays. I use my great-grandmother’s pecan pie recipe given to me by my grandmother. This is a traditional, scrumptious southern pecan pie recipe
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, desserts, from scratch recipes, homemade dessert, pecan pie
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Test at 1 hour of baking. If not done, cook at 5 minute increments until done.: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 6 8 if you want smaller slices
Calories: 13156kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup organic corn syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons natural vanilla flavoring
  • 2 cups pecans 1 1/2 cup chopped and 1/2 cup halves
  • 9 " deep dish pie crust

Instructions

  • Prepare and Cook your pie crust
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
  • In a medium bowl, mix corn syrup, sugar, butter, and vanilla - use a wooden spoon or electric mixer on low speed
  • Add eggs one at a time combining well between each
  • Add chopped pecans and combine well
  • Pour into prepared pie crust and bake for 60 minutes on center rack of oven
  • Check for doneness after 60 minutes by inserting a fork or toothpick (the original recipe said "a piece of clean straw") into the middle of the pie, if it comes out clean, it's done. If it's runny cook for 5-minute increments checking after each 5 minutes.
  • You can also check for doneness by thumping the middle of the pie. It should be puffed up and springy when it's done.

Notes

Remember the pie will keep cooking for a little while after you take it out of the oven so don't overcook it. It's better under than over done.
If the pecans on top or the crust start to over brown you can cover them with parchment paper or foil
For higher altitudes decrease the sugar to 2/3 cup and use 3 Tablespoons of melted butter. You may also want to reduce the temperature to 325 degrees F

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Old-Fashioned Southern Pecan Pie Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
13156
Calories from Fat 6948
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
772
g
1188
%
Saturated Fat
 
201
g
1256
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
119
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
389
g
Cholesterol
 
730
mg
243
%
Sodium
 
8211
mg
357
%
Potassium
 
3077
mg
88
%
Carbohydrates
 
1446
g
482
%
Fiber
 
47
g
196
%
Sugar
 
473
g
526
%
Protein
 
153
g
306
%
Vitamin A
 
1936
IU
39
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
716
mg
72
%
Iron
 
55
mg
306
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.