Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving


I'm going to try to post as many tried and true recipes for Thanksgiving as I can until Thanksgiving eve.  Now, keep in mind that I work full-time so it's unlikely that you'll see a new recipe each day!  LOL!!!  But, I'll do the best I can.  

Most of you know I'm a bit of a "pie queen" - OK, so I'm self coronated!  But in my defense,  I do make a pretty good pie, especially blueberry, apple and strawberry rhubarb.  Here's a recipe for pecan pie, that I made tonight.  Enjoy!

What You'll Need - aka - Ingredients

1 9-inch pie shell, frozen or chilled for an hour if freshly made.

1 1/4 cups pecans, coarsely chopped (set some aside for decorating)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp molasses
2 Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 - 2 tablespoons of burbon (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread pecans along the bottom of the pie shell. Mix the remaining ingredients by hand and pour over pecans. The pecans will rise to the surface of the pie.  Add some decorative pecans on top.  Be sure to bake on a cookie sheet to protect the oven from spillage.

Bake at 375°F for 40-45 minutes until the filling has set.   Remove from oven, let the pie cool and serve with vanilla ice cream!

Happy Baking!


P.S. Came across this nice blog A Robert Brault Reader with lots of quotes, check it out when you have a moment.  This was my favorite. "Once you fix it in your mind that life itself is a gift, you begin to find happiness in just about everything." 

*Photo from Country Living, I'll post mine soon, it looks just like it though!  LOL!!!


  1. Yum yum yum!! This looks fabulous, Mary, and I can almost hear the crunching sound and taste the sweetness in my mouth from having a bite of this royal pie (from the Pie Queen's kitchen!)!

  2. Scrumptious! It looks so tempting, I am having to fight my greedy impulse to rush out and make one right now.

    Librarian has just made it all the more difficult with her lovely comment - now I can also 'feel and taste' what I am missing!

  3. Mmm! One of my daughter's favorites! She is the 'pie princess' in our house ... and makes this at holiday time! Yours looks beautiful! I love how the pecans have such a randomdesign when they rise up through that sweet custard! Mmmm!

  4. Looks yummy, I so enjoy making pies and I just might give this one a try! Thank you for sharing, Julie.

  5. You are indeed a "Pie Queen." I can't wait to see what other goodies you will post. Good luck. Oh, I loved the quote.

  6. Yum! I'm definitely checking in for the rest---I still don't know how many we're having and what I'm cooking for Thanksgiving!

  7. Hi Mary - pecan pie is my absolute favourite thing...& this one looks divine! Feeling hungry xo Rachel

  8. I ADORE pecan pie! Love it and am now tempted to make one!

  9. I bow to the Queen. :) I love pecan pie, and it's great to have a tried and true recipe for it!

  10. I have never made pecan pie but you can bet your old caboose that Im off to purchase pecans in the morning!!

  11. Sounds yummy yummy and yummy!!
    Have a great day

  12. For me, pecans are the queen of nuts so having a great pecan pie recipe from the queen of pies just makes sense ;)

  13. I have never made a pecan pie before but always wanted to as I love pecans, and of course pies! This looks like a good recipe to try :)

  14. Love that quote! Pecan pie is my husbands favorite...I may have to surprise him with your recipe.

  15. What a wonderful looking pecan pie; and you have some molasses in it; love that idea. Merci.

  16. There IS no option when it comes to including including bourbon! LOl I need to make me my favorite pie. I usually let someone else bake it for my B-day because I'd rather have it than a cake. Just need to go out and get some molasses. ~ Sue

  17. We must have a pecan pie for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the recipe! It sounds and looks delicious.

  18. Divine. Absolutely divine. I would like a big slice of your pie. Thanks for the recipe. This is a great idea for Thanksgiving.

  19. I adore Pecan Pie, your's looks absolutely divine!


  20. My husband is from Houston, so you know that Pecan Pie is always on the Thanksgiving menu at our house! Yummy!!!

    Susan and Bentley


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