Pecan Pie Hacks!
I know, I know, pecan pie can be so … intimidating. I’ve done the hard work for us both though by baking, tasting, and then tweaking, only to start all over again. I mean, someone had to make the sacrifice to taste test all these pecan pie recipes. You’re welcome! This pie is not just for the holidays, either. Seriously, though, I’ve got the tips to help you throw it together easily and bake it just right so it’s golden brown and not too giggly! You don’t want to miss this, honey …..
I’ve discovered the easiest pecan pie recipe ever, friend, that just happens to taste better than any Southern pecan pie that you’ve ever tasted! I love blessing others with yummy food that’s easy, y’all, almost as much as I love traveling. It’s got to be rich, sweet, full o’ nuts, with just the right amount of jiggle. If you know anything about my Southern recipes, you know it’s gotta taste spectacular if I’m going to the trouble of cooking it, and I’m going to find the hacks to make it as quick and easy as possible.
Pecan Pie Recipe
The ingredients and instructions for a printable recipe card are below but here’s the basic idea ->>>
Basically, you are going to pour pecans into an unbaked pie crust (store bought or homemade) and then pour the syrup-y mixture over the top.
Important: Grab a piece of tin foil about the size of the pie plate and place it over the top of the pecan pie when you place it in the oven. Very important: Don’t mash the tin foil down on the pie … let it be like a tent above it that doesn’t touch. If you allow the foil to rest on the top of the pie, the gooey yumminess will come off on the foil when you remove it later.
You will keep the foil atop the pie for the first 30 minutes of baking time. When you remove it, there will be an additional 20 minutes of baking without it.
Here’s your printable recipe card of how to make the best pecan pie recipe:
- 1 unbaked pie crust
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 Tablespoon brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup karo syrup
- ¾ t vanilla flavoring
- ⅓ cup melted butter
- 3 beaten eggs
- 1 heaping Tablespoon pecans (chopped)
- Chop pecans to your desired size and place in bottom of pie crust
- In a bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients very well and pour over pecans
- Place foil lightly over top of pie
- Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes
- Remove foil and bake on 350 degrees for 20 more minutes
- If center is still giggly when you touch pie pan, turn off oven but left pie sit for 15 minutes in oven.
- Remove and enjoy!
I failed to mention that I used that heaping Tablespoon of pecans but also add a few bigger pieces on the very top before sticking in the oven. This can be at your own discretion and totally optional. It’s just a matter of personal preference and a ‘presentation’ thang. 😉
Pecan Pie Occasions
You really don’t need a special reason to make a Southern pecan pie recipe but around here, it’s top of the request list for Thanksgiving AND Christmas dinners. It simply wouldn’t be the holidays without this sweet dessert! Since it’s such a unique treat, think about those who would love to receive a homemade pecan pie from you throughout the year.
Hey, maybe I should make several and sell them to my local friends on Christmas Eve. Nah, they’ll want the joy of making their own since it’s so incredibly easy!
Are you ready to make your own homemade pecan pie?
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