Introduction: Great-Great Aunt Bertha's Pecan Pie Recipe
This timeless recipe has been handed down through countless generations (OK, four) along the side of my family that hails from Kentucky. Maybe next time I'll post Grandma's fried chicken recipe.
This is a pretty easy recipe as far as pies go, and rather delicious for Thanksgiving. I made it to serve at a Thanksgiving dinner for international students at my college.
Step 1: Combine Wet Ingredients
3 eggs, beaten well
1 cup dark Karo syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoon melted butter
dash of salt
1 cup chopped pecans, add last
(add extra nuts for high altitude)
Step 2: Combine and Bake
~Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
~Pour filling into 9 inch pie shell (I used a pre-made pie shell, you can make your own if you want)
~Put aluminum pie pan widget on top around the rim (see picture)
~Bake for 15 minutes
~Reduce heat to 350 degrees, bake for another 25 minutes
~Take the widget from the top and bake another 10 minutes
Step 3: Eat!
You might want to let it cool down first. It tastes great with vanilla ice cream.