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I’m having a really hard time trying to decide what my favorite (and best!) recipe is. I am debating between pecan pie, Easter cheesecake, and sweet potato rolls. I think I’ll have to go with the pecan pie, mostly because I made it last night. This is my grandma’s recipe, and she and my grandpa own and live on a pecan orchard, so I think they know pecans! Here it is:
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 T. melted butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 2 cups pecans
Mix together above ingredients and pour into an unbaked pie shell. If you are picky like me, you can turn over all the pecans to make sure they are facing up before it bakes. Bake at 350 for 55-65 minutes. Presto! The very best pecan pie ever! I’ve never had this recipe turn out bad.
If you are looking for a pie crust recipe as well, the one I use is from The Pioneer Woman – here is a link. It’s a great recipe and you can freeze the extra dough to save time later.