FAVORITE Pecan Pie: Family Recipe

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Now that we are in November I’m starting to set my sights on Thanksgiving!  Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, spending time with family and friend, and FOOD!  Most people have the traditional meal and finish with pies.  Our family ALWAYS has pecan pie.  I grew up in southeast Texas, where we had/have lots of pecan trees so this pie has been a family recipe for as long as I can remember.

Here’s how you make it…


1/2 stick butter, 2/3 Cup of Sugar, 1 tsp.vanilla, 3 eggs, 3/4 Cup Light Karo, chopped Pecans, pie crust (pre-made works just fine)

**A lot of pecan pie recipes call for the dark syrup, but make sure to get the light for this one!!**

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Form the crust into the pie dish (mine is not the prettiest! 😉 ) then fill the bottom with chopped pecans.   This step is your preference, you can have as much or as little as you would like.

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Melt the 1/2 stick of butter  and whisk in the remaining ingredients: 2/3 Cup of Sugar, 1 tsp.vanilla, 3/4 Cup Light Karo, 3 eggs.

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 Pour the liquid over the pecans.

The pecans will slowly rise to the surface…

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 Bake at 375 degrees for around 45 minutes.  You will need to use some foil or crust cover around the edges during most of the baking so the crust doesn’t get too brown.

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My “prop” didn’t last too long with these two around!!
Yummy Pecan Pie from Unexpected Elegance

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 Do you have any Thanksgiving favorites??


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  1. JaneEllen says

    Your recipe sounds very close to our family pecan pie recipe. Think maybe many families have their “own” pecan pie recipe. I know my Mom’s family had been using this recipe for as long as I can remember. Don’t know if the kids of my Mom’s family still use the recipe but I still do and will always
    Our youngest daughter uses it also and my oldest son who is quite a cook. Even tho he’s not married at almost 51 he’s a very good cook. He usually hosts Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner for his single friends.
    Our other two kids I don’t know about (they live in San Diego area) but do know our oldest daughter will be eating the pie as she goes to oldest son’s house for dinners. She’s not exactly a holiday cooking kind of person. Our youngest son’s wife has her own recipes from her family.
    Long live that pecan pie recipe. I can’t eat it anymore as I’ve lost all my bottom teeth due to bone loss from 0ste0porosis, total bummer but I do love to make it anyway. the smell when baking is heaven. I’m not much of a cook anymore (hubs does it all mostly) but I do love to bake during the holidays. Going to print your recipe out and compare it to mine. Happy weekend

  2. says

    Pecan pie is truly one of my most favorite desserts! I’m doing a post on Monday about a pudding/cake with fresh cranberries…Thanksgiving in mind. Can I post a link to your pie recipe? I will give it as an additional yummy for the big day. Just let me know if that’s not ok. Thanks Angela!


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