Thanksgiving Family Recipes: Pecan Pie

IMG_4059For someone like me who loves to cook, my favorite recipes to make belong to my family. Last year I told you about my feature wall in my kitchen, which has hand-written recipes from many branches and generations of my family. One of the recipes that is featured is my Grandmother’s Pecan Pie.

I have no idea if this is an original recipe, or something she found in a cookbook many moons ago, but pulling it off the shelf and seeing her handwriting and special notes really puts a smile on my face. I vividly remember shelling pecans with my mom to make this pie on holidays as a child, and the memory really stands out to me. I hope you consider trying it out or pulling out an old family favorite this holiday!

IngredientsIMG_4058

  • 9 inch unbaked pie crust of your choice – as you can see in the picture, my grandmother recommends Ritz
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Karo white corn syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup broken pecans (family tip: the biggest pieces will float to the top)

Directions

  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine ingredients in order listed
  3. Pour misture into unbaked pie crust
  4. Bake for 45 minutes
  5. Let cool and enjoy!

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  1. Marty
    Wednesday, December 2, 201510:31 PM

    This is such a sweet and fun decorating idea for your kitchen! I might steal this idea in our remodel.