Lara's Pecan Pie

LARA'S PECAN PIE
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Serves: 8 - if one doesn't pig out
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Ingredients

1 c granulated sugar
2 Tbsp corn startch or flour
1/2 stick melted butter (margerine ok - pinch)
3 eggs
1 c corn syrup, dark
1 c pecans
1 tsp vanila
1 deep dish frozen pie shell

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LARA JOHNSON Recipe
Lightly Salted
Greenville, MS (pop. 34,400)
MSGranny
Member Since Mar 2012
LARA's notes for this recipe:
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.
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Directions

1
Melt butter.
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.
2
Sprinkle pecans on bottom of frozen pie crust. Pour syrup mixture over them.
3
Place pie on cookie sheet and place in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes to set it. Turn oven temperature to 300 and bake for 1 hour more.

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