It's best served warm with ice cream or freshly whipped cream!
Step 1: Ingredients!
- 1/4 cup room temperature butter (4 tbsp, half a stick)
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup dark corn syrup
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp good vanilla extract
- 1-1 1/2 cups pecan halves, raw
- 9 inch pie crust, unbaked
- large mixing bowl
- hand mixer/whisk
- measuring spoons and cups
- a small narrow bowl or cup
- a small whisk
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- a couple drops of peppermint extract
- around a tbsp of sugar
Step 2: Cream the Butter, Beat the Eggs.
Plop the butter and brown sugar into a large mixing bowl and beat at a low speed until nice and creamy.
Use a fork to beat the eggs until they're a uniform yellow color.
Step 3: Add the Rest of the Ingredients to the Sugar and Butter!
Step 4: Pour the Filling Over the Pecans!
Step 5: Baking and Finishing the Pie!
Once the time is up, take the pie out of the oven and insert a knife in the middle. If the knife comes out clean, you're ready to go. You can also shake the pie pan and make sure the center isn't too jiggly. Either way works. ;)
Let it cool for a few minutes - it'll become more firm as it cools.
While mine cooled, I made an amazing peppermint whipped cream to go on it. Just add the peppermint extract and sugar to the cream and beat it until it starts forming soft peaks. The peppermint is really refreshing and it's a nice contrast to the heaviness of the pie. :D
I then attempted to reconstruct a piece of pie (it's notoriously hard to cut a nice piece of pecan pie) and make food nom noms! Enjoy!