Are you more of a pumpkin pie or pecan pie fan? I would most often say pumpkin for myself, but guess what! I think this Old Fashioned Pecan Pie just changed my mind! Like no joke, I went back for way more pecan pie than pumpkin this time around.
This pecan pie is SO delicious. It has the perfect balance of sweet to nutty, and don't forget that glorious crunchy crust that I could eat all day.
I told my mom I was going to do a Top 5 Pies for Thanksgiving blog post and she cringed when she heard that I had to make pecan pie (like come on it's a thanksgiving tradition)! She told me she has always hated those gummy pecan pies. But after I made this, I'm pretty sure she ate more of this pie than everyone else (well besides me). It really is SO good (and not gummy hah)! I promise it won't disappoint!
Old Fashioned Pecan Pie
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup melted butter (1/2 stick)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups shelled pecans, chopped (add 1/3 cup for rim design if desired)
1, 9 inch, unbaked piecrust
1) Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit. Line a 9 inch pie pan with piecrust.
2) Beat eggs well in a large bowl. Add brown sugar, corn syrup, salt, melted butter and vanilla to the eggs and mix thoroughly.
3) Sprinkle chopped pecans in prepared pie crust. Pour egg mixture oven pecans. Arrange pecan halves around edge of filing next to crust for decoration (optional).
4) Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 325° Fahrenheit and bake for another 25-30 minutes, until set.
5) Remove from oven and let cool before serving. Enjoy!
Want this glorious Pumpkin Pie recipe? Find it HERE.