Traditional Pecan Pie



Although associated with Fall and Thanksgiving, Pecan Pie is a great year-round dessert. It is one of the most traditional desserts, with the earliest recipes dating back to Texas in the late 1800s. Pecan Pie can be served on its own, with a swirl of cream or a scoop or two of ice cream.


3/4 cup light Karo corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pecans
1 pie shell


Heat oven to 350°F. In a warm saucepan, blend the corn syrup and the butter. Next add the sugar, the well-beaten eggs and the vanilla extract. Stir thoroughly. Pour the mixture into the pie shell and top with a generous layer of Pecans, both chopped and halved. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes until well set. Allow to cool to room temperature before serving.