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

How to Make Dear Abby's Pecan Pie


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

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