Lara's Pecan Pie
By LARA JOHNSON MSGranny
This recipe came from a friend of my Mother's when I was very young. It's the only recipe I've ever used for pecan pie. Mary was the Fire Chief's wife and my Dad was a fireman. Momma moved to Mississippi from West Virginia and Mary helped her learn some Southern recipes. Funny thing is - I NEVER make a single pie. I've always double this recipe and made 2 at a time, just like Momma and Miss Mary.
I make about 20 - 25 every year for Christmas and Thanksgiving. That's all many of my friends want. My husband gathers the pecans, cracks, shells and freezes them for me to make the pies.
Place 1 cup of sugar and 1 tbs. corn starch or flour in an bowl and stir until mixed well.
Add butter to flour mix, One at a time add eggs. Add vanilla. Add corn syrup and stir well. (white syrup is OK, but dark makes a prettier pie.