Dear Abby's Pecan Pie

Dear Abby's Pecan Pie Recipe

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Marjorie Milligan


This recipe was published by Dear Abby in her column in newspapers back in the 1960's. It became a favorite of everyone. I found my yellowed copy in an old cook book today.

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6 to 8
15 Min
45 Min


1 - unbaked 9 inch pie crust
1 - cup light corn syrup
1 - cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3 - eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 - cup butter, melted
1/2 - teaspoon salt
1 - teaspoon vanilla
1 - cup pecan halves

How to Make Dear Abby's Pecan Pie


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2In a large bowl, combine corn syrup, sugar, eggs, butter, salt and vanilla. Mix well.
  • 3Pour filling into unbaked pie crust.
  • 4Sprinkle with Pecan halves.
  • 5Bake for 45 - 50 minutes or until center is set. Toothpick inserted in center will comes out clean, the pie is done.
  • 6If pie appears to be getting too brown, cover with foil for the remaining cook time.
  • 7Cool - You can top it with a bit of whipped cream if desired.

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About Dear Abby's Pecan Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern