Monday, October 18, 2021

Thanksgiving Southern Pecan Pie (1984)

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 tspns vanilla
  • 1/4 tspn salt
  • 2 cups coarsely ground pecans
  • Flaky Cookie Pie Crust (see below) 
Prepare pie crust (recipe below or use a frozen 10-inch deep dish pie shell), and keep it on cookie sheet.

Beat together the first 6 ingredients until nicely blended. Stir in pecans. Pour mixture evenly into prepared crust and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until pie is set. Serves 10.

Flaky Cookie Pie Crust
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tbspns sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbspns water
In a food processor, blend butter, flour, and sugar until butter particles are the size of small peas.(Do not over-process.) Beat together egg yolk and water until blended. Add to the flour mixture, and pulse 4 or 5 times, or until dough roughly clumps together, adding a few drops of water, if necessary. Place dough on floured wax paper and shape into a ball.

Press dough into a 10-inch deep-dish pie pan and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, or until crust is very lightly browned. Fill as described above.

More "Lost" Pecan Recipes
Louisiana Praline Cake (1959)

(Origin - "Renny Darling's Happy Holidays and Great Celebrations" by Renny Darling, 1984.) 

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