The recipe for THE BEST Pecan Pie! It only takes a handful of ingredients and 10 minutes of prep work to create this ooey gooey, buttery delicacy! Not only is this pie a MUST at Thanksgiving dinner – it’s a perfect pie year round! Once you try this Easy Pecan Pie Recipe, you’ll never go back.
Best Pecan Pie Recipe
Jane Austen once said, “Good Apple Pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” Too bad she never had a chocolate chip cookie! She never knew true happiness – LOL! 😉 I’ve admitted to you before that I’m not a huge pie person, but because SO MANY of you are (my husband and most of my family included), I’m here to present “The Best Pecan Pie.” A couple of weeks ago, I shared a Pumpkin Pie recipe from a Luby’s cookbook that we have. This Pecan Pie comes from the same cookbook. I think there are only a few Luby restaurants left, all in El Paso, Texas. But since most of us can’t go there, we’re bringing it to you. 😉
Our Mom made this pie and everyone really enjoyed it, the men especially. It is so flavorful and everyone loved the gooey corn syrup pecan mixture that is oh-so-popular this time of year. I’ve never made pecan pie before, so I was surprised by how simple it was! It only took about 10 minutes at the most of active prepping (granted, we did use a pre-made pie shell) – the most time consuming part was letting it bake for an hour! With how easy this buttery, nutty, ooey gooey pie is, we’ll definitely be making it again during the holidays!
How to Make Pecan Pie:
I always thought Pecan Pie was some intricate recipe that required all kinds of fancy ingredients, but I was totally wrong! All this time, I was missing out. It actually only requires these few ingredients:
- corn syrup
- pie shell
That’s it!! It’s so incredibly simple and easy. All you have to do is boil your sugar, corn syrup, butter and vanilla in a saucepan. Once it’s boiling, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 6 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Then, mix in eggs until well blended. Place the pecans in the pie shell and pour the sugar mixture over pecans. Bake at 350 for 1 hour, and voila! Scrumptious Pecan Pie.
We know this is a classic fall pie recipe, and we hope you liked it. I ended up giving it a try and thought it was pretty good – I mean you really can’t go wrong with sugar, butter and corn syrup, right?? We plan to make this again for Thanksgiving, since it’s a classic!
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Easy Pecan Pie Recipe
The recipe for THE BEST Pecan Pie! It only takes a handful of ingredients and 10 minutes of prep work to create this ooey gooey, buttery delicacy! Not only is this pie a MUST at Thanksgiving dinner - it's a perfect pie year round!
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 extra-large eggs lightly beaten
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell
In a saucepan over medium heat, bring to a boil your sugar, corn syrup, butter and vanilla.
- Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 6 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
- Mix in eggs until well blended. Place pecans in pie shell. Pour sugar mixture over pecans. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
Adapted from Lubys cookbook