The Pie That’ll Make You Cry ( Pecan Pie )
NOTE: The baking temperature required seems to vary widely from oven to oven. Mine bakes perfectly in 50 minutes, but some are reporting that the pie is still soupy. If the pie is very jiggly when you remove it from the oven, cover with foil and bake for another 20 minutes or until mostly set.
…Is this recently perfected Pecan Pie, which, one bite in, changed my life for the better.
First: Pecan Pie. There is nothing like it on earth. If you’ve never tried it—either because it’s not common in your area or you’ve written it off as some freaky-looking nutty concoction—you must, must, mustmustmustmust try it this year. Unless you’re deathly allergic to tree nuts. And in that case, please don’t try it. (I always have to throw that in for my poor little sister Betsy, whose head swells if she even looks in the direction of a pecan.)
I had to make several pecan pies recently and took the opportunity to tweak my ingredient amounts just slightly and experiment. The result was the most delectable, flavorful pecan pie on Earth.
- 1 whole Unbaked Pie Crust (I Use "sylvia's Perfect Pie Crust" Recipe
- 1 cup White Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Corn Syrup
- 3/4 teaspoons Vanilla
- 1/3 cup Melted Butter (salted)
- 3 whole Eggs Beaten
- 1 cup (heaping) Chopped Pecans
First, whip up your pie crust using "Sylvia's Perfect Pie Crust" found on Tasty Kitchen.
Next, mix sugar, brown sugar, salt, corn syrup, butter, eggs, and vanilla together in a bowl.
Pour chopped pecans in the bottom of the unbaked pie shell.
Pour syrup mixture over the top. Cover top and crust lightly/gently with foil. Bake pie at 350º for 30 minutes. Remove foil, then continue baking for 20 minutes, being careful not to burn the crust or pecans.
NOTE: PIE SHOULD NOT BE OVERLY JIGGLY WHEN YOU REMOVE IT FROM THE OVEN. If it shakes a lot, cover with foil and bake for an additional 20 minute or until set. Required baking time seems to vary widely with this recipe. Sometimes it takes 50 minutes; sometimes it takes 75!
Allow to cool for several hours or overnight. Serve in thin slivers.