Sunday, March 28, 2010

My Grandma Mary's Award Winning Pecan Pie

4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark Karo syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
4 TBS. butter
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (or halves)
1- 9 inch pie shell (recipe below)

Add to already beaten eggs; karo syrup, vanilla, butter (melted), beating well to blend. Fold in 1 cup of pecans. Pour filling into pie shell; arrange the rest of the pecans on top in an attractive pattern (use halves for this). Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until the center of the pie is set. Test by shaking gently.
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup shortening
1 egg (beaten)
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix together and roll with roller on a flourer surface. Use cooking shears to fit perfectly into 2 - 9 inch pie shells. Press edges with thumb to make attractive. Then follow recipe above!

1 comment:

Jilly said...

My recipe is almost exactly the same, with the addition of Jack Daniels. Only a tablespoon or two, but it makes a huge difference in flavor!

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