Today is National Pecan Pie Day! So what better way to celebrate than with a pecan pie?
I’ve always enjoyed the mix of the smooth filling and then a crunchy top or roasted pecans. While growing up I always thought pecan pie was created by those in the South. Well technically it was, but really this pie is of French origin. When French immigrants located to New Orleans, they were the ones to bake the first pecan pie as we know it in America!
Feel like baking a pie today? Here’s the easy recipe I often follow:
3 eggs (you can slightly beat them)
1 cup of sugar
2 tbsp. of melted butter
1 tsp. of vanilla
1 cup of light or dark corn syrup (Karo is often preferred)
1 1/2 cups of pecans (I like to get the halves)
1 unbaked pie shell (recipe works best with a 9 inch one)
Mix the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, and syrup in a big bowl. Blend it well! Now sometimes I like to pour in a little bourbon for that kick. You can also melt semi-sweet chocolate with the butter to add some flavor as well. Then just stir in the pecans. Pour the mix into pie shell. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 50 to 55 minutes. Let the pie cool and then serve. Enjoy!