Lara's Pecan Pie

Lara's Pecan Pie

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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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

8 - if one doesn't pig out
20 Min
1 Hr 10 Min


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

How to Make Lara's Pecan Pie


  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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Course/Dish: Pies

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