Best Pecan Pie Recipe
Pecan Pie is a very indulgent treat and it reminds me of my childhood. It was my mothers favourite, she only ate the pecans. After baking with the filling the pecans become so delicious I could understand why she would eat the entire topping. Everyone loves Pecan Pie. How do you pronounce Pecan? Puhcan or Peecan? Home made pecan pie is quick and easy to make and so delicious. I find it a go to dessert for company. For the Pie Crust,many bakers swear by the Tenderflake lard recipe. I like to use a pure butter crust. You can buy a premade crust the Pillsbury brand is very good. You will find it in the refrigerator section of your grocery store. I find that the frozen pie shells are often chipped and they break too easily. I add a tablespoon of lemon juice to the pie to cut the sweetness. Make sure to taste the pecans before using them to test for freshness.
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1-cup corn syrup
¾ cup white sugar
A pinch of salt
4 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
1-teaspoon pure vanilla
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2 Tablespoons Bourbon,Kahlua or Rum (optional)
1 1/2 -2 cups pecans- divided – ¾ cup roughly chopped pecans, -3/4 whole pecans
1 (9-10 inch) unbaked pie shell
Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit
Place the pie plate on a baking sheet that is covered with parchment or foil to catch any spills.
In a medium sized bowl, stir together eggs, corn syrup, sugar, the pinch of salt, melted butter and vanilla and liquor (if desired) until well blended.
Stir in roughly chopped pecans. Pour into shell and place in
the preheated oven.
Bake at 350° Fahrenheit for 50-55 minutes, or until center is set. Cool on a wire rack.
Serve with bourbon or vanilla laced whipped cream, or ice cream if desired. I do not add sugar to my whipped cream, this pie does not need any more sweetness.