Thanksgiving Family Recipes: Pecan Pie
For 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!
- 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)
- Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
- Combine ingredients in order listed
- Pour misture into unbaked pie crust
- Bake for 45 minutes
- Let cool and enjoy!