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Southern Pecan Pie (2)
Southern Pecan Pie (2)Makes 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 min.
Baking time: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • Crust Ingredients
    • 1 - cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/8 - teaspoon salt
    • 1/3 - cup cold butter
    • 3 to 4 - Tablespoons cold water
  • Filling Ingredients
    • 1 - cup light corn syrup
    • 1/2 - cup firmly packed brown sugar
    • 3 - eggs
    • 2 - Tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1-1/2 - teaspoons vanilla
    • 1/4 - teaspoon salt
    • 1 - package (4-ounce) pecan halves (1 cup)
  • Topping Ingredients
    • Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped, sweetened, if desired

Directions

Heat oven to 375F.

  1. In a large bowl, you want to combine flour and salt.
  2. Next, cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in enough water just until flour is moistened. Shape into ball and flatten slightly.
  4. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. Fold into quarters.
  5. Place dough into 9-inch pie pan and unfold, pressing firmly against bottom and sides.
  6. Trim crust to 1/2 inch from edge of pan.
  7. Crimp or flute edge and set aside.
  8. In a small bowl, you want to combine corn syrup, brown sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla and salt.
  9. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in pecans by hand.
  10. Pour into crust and bake for 50 to 55 minutes until center is set. Cool completely.
  11. To serve, top each serving with whipped cream, if desired.

 

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