Prep Time: 12 min
Cook Time: ~ 30 – 40 min
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Serves: one 9 inch pie
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cup sugar or packed dark brown sugar
3/4 cup corn syrup
5 1/2 tbsp butter – melted & cool
3/4 tsp vanilla extract or dark rum
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups pecans
Prepare a pie shell in a glass pie plate with a deep edge – either made yourself or purchased. Bake the shell as directed.
To make the filling, whisk in a big bowl until blended, eggs, sugar or packed brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla or dark rum, and salt.
Mix in pecans.
Pour into pie shell crust. * Tip: If you prefer, you can hold pecans, put them on top, or pack enough pecans to make a design lining around the edge of the filling.
Bake at 375 degrees F until center barely quivers, like gelatin, when the pie plate is moved – about 30 – 40 min.
Allow to cool on a rack – about 2 hrs.
Serve warm or cooled, with or without whipped cream, crème fraîche or ice cream.
This pie stores well in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.