Saturday, January 17, 2009

My Best Pecan Pie Recipe

I discovered this Pecan Pie recipe many years ago, and I have modified it a little to suit my own tastes. Here is of copy of the original and also my version of it.
I use a Pillsbury pie crust and place into a deep dish glass container.

One of my secret ingredients is pancake syrup! Don't tell anyone!

Mix well in my favorite Kitchen Aid appliance. I really do not know how I lived so long without one. If you do not own one of these it is a must have item. Put it on your list right now!!!

OK, this started out to be a pecan pie. I went to get the pecans out of the freezer and they were almost gone. Someone ( I wont name to protect the innocent), but someone has been snacking on my pecans!!! I didn't have but 1/4 cup of them to put in this pie. Soooooo what is a southern Texan woman to do?? I had to improvise. I renamed this pie Butternut pie and it was a huge hit! In fact the kids liked it better than pecan pie. Hope you try this easy recipe, it really is pretty tasty!
This is the original recipe:
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup pancake syrup
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup margarine
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs slightly beaten
2 tablespoons of flour
1 heaping cup of pecans
combine syrups, sugar,salt, and vanilla. Beat in eggs,flour and melted margarine. Add pecans stir together and pour into deep dish pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until set.
My version:
1/2 cup Karo syrup
1/2 cup pancake syrup
1 cup white sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick real butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs beaten
2 tablespoon flour
1 heaping cup of pecans or not
1/4 cup Crown Royal or good bourbon of any kind
Mix together as directed above and bake at 350 degrees until set.

My version is richer, because of the stick of butter and it also bakes lighter than the original version. The alcohol content cooks out and it leaves a slight taste of it, but just enough. No one can figure out what it is!!!..LOL This is a really good recipe. This year for Christmas, this was the only pie requested. Which is very unusual for my kids. I normally bake at least 4 different pies to please everyone. Try this out and let me know what you think.

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Dawnie said...

This looks great and I will try it. I'm always looking for new recipes but most of all I seriously was looking for a pecan recipe to try!

Your blog is great.

Dixie's Whimsey said...

I think my behind just gained 5-pounds! ;)

The Muse said...

My husband says that is just the way he recalls them being made! 5 * to you ... LOL

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Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That looks so good! I love pecan pie but it's the gooey filling I love more than the pecans!!!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

That pie looks very delicious. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day, Theresa

Casey said...

looks great. Have to try this one.