|Pecan pie made from scratch|
Here's the recipe:
Pie Crust (this is an old family recipe that I don't know where it came from all I know its how we made them and no-one ever complained about it) :
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons white sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 Oil (I use extra light Olive Oil, or vegetable oil)
2 Tablespoons milk (I use 2%)
Pecan Pie filling (This recipe is the combination of a couple of recipes I've seen through the years from cookbooks, the Karo syrup bottle and the newspaper- The cookbook had more surgar and was too sweet for me so I cut it back on the sugar. The newspaper used 3 eggs instead of two and the Karo syrup used less butter but had vanilla. )
1 cup corn syrup (Karo - light)
2/3 cup brown sugar
3 lg eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
1/3 cup melted butter (got to be butter and not margarine)
1-2 cups Pecans ( I usually do 2 cups and use the pieces)
Bake @ 350 degrees for about 1 1/4 hrs with a aluminum foil cover over it.
Now how to put this all together:
First thing I do is turn on the oven to 350 degrees and let it preheat while I mix things together.
Then I get the 5 & 1/3 teaspoons of butter and start melting it.
Then I mix it together with a fork.
By this point your butter should be melted and needs to be taken from the heat.
Now for the Pie Filling:
1 cup Karo syrup.
Take out and try to let it cool down before the family sees it.