How to Make Pecan Pie
Pecan pie is beloved nationwide, but it's especially revered in the South, where it seems that pecans fall from the trees like little gifts from the heavens. Native Americans had long known the pleasures of the nut they named "pacane" (translation: "nut to be cracked with a rock"), but it was French immigrants who turned the nuts into one of America's most loved pies after they settled in New Orleans and discovered the joys of having so many pecan trees in their yard. We say, merci beaucoup!
-Hey everyone, I'm Judith. Well, you know, thanksgiving is nearly coming up when we're making pecan pie. Today, I'll be showing you how to make Classic Pecan Pie. So what you'll need for this is 1 cup of corn syrup, 3 eggs, 1 cup of sugar, 2 teaspoons of butter melted, 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, 1-1/2 cups of pecan, and 1 9-inch unbaked deep dish pie crust. Alright, it's very simple recipe. When you buy you pie crust already done, it's a really quick recipe which you can do pretty easily. So, all we gonna do first of all is put in all of our ingredients into a mixing bowl. So, we have our syrup on there. It's gonna give it a nice sweetness. Sugar goes in there. The eggs as well, melted butter in there too. So, all of our liquidy and sugar ingredients go in first. So, we're gonna give that a good whisk around with our fork or spoon. Just get all those ingredients together and as is said, it's a full, thanksgiving is coming up, and it's just perfect high to make easily quickly and it's gonna taste delicious. So, once we give that a good whisk around, that will thicken up. Now, we have preheated our oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. That oven is getting nice and hot for our pie. So, once all is mixed in, last but not the least, we're gonna add in these lovely pecans, so in there go. You can also break up your pecans. I like having them nice whole like this, just looks prettier in your pie crust, mix all that in together. Pecans, full of good protein, fantastic and look, easy as that. All we gonna do now is get our pie crust and we'll pour that mixture into it like so, beautiful, and there you go, so you can pop that in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 60 to 70 minutes. So, pecan pie is ready. We've taken it out of the oven. It's been in there for about 60 to 70 minutes. Now, remember, if you see your pie crust getting a little bit too brown, you can actually cover it with a little bit of aluminum foil to prevent it from browning too much while it's in there, but all is actually perfect. It smells amazing in this kitchen right here. That is the perfect dessert for the fall or thanksgiving. Serve that up with a bit if ice cream or cream and you've got it. Now, don't forget before you cut into that, let it cool for least 2 hours before you serve. So, there you go everyone, that's how you make a beautiful Classic Pean Pie.
What You'll Need
- 1 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) pecans
- 1 9 inch unbaked deep dish pie crust
Step By Step
MIX corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon. Stir in pecans.
POUR into pie crust. BAKE at 350˚F on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes.
COOL for 2 hours before serving.
Pie is done when center reaches 200 F. Tap center surface of pie lightly it should spring back when done. For easy cleanup, spray pie pan with cooking spray. If pie crust is over browning, cover edges with foil.
High Altitude Adjustments:
Reduce sugar to 23 cup and increase butter to 3 tablespoons. Reduce oven temperature to 325 F.
Once you're familiar with how to make pecan pie, you'll see why many people advise stirring the pie filling with a wooden spoon rather than whipping it with a mixer or even a hand-held whisk. You don't want to incorporate foam or air bubbles into the filling; you just want it to set up into a velvety custard to contrast with the crunchy pecans. Some people serve their pecan pie with a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream while others prefer a dollop ? okay, a pile ? of lightly sweetened whipped cream. Either way, or just plain, a pecan pie is an American classic.
Fun fact: Pecan pie is diet hazard because of the sugar, butter and eggs, but the pecan itself is quite good for you thanks to abundant antioxidants. Did you know that pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals plus fiber?