Mom's Pecan Pie

Sherry Blizzard


This is a tried-and-true recipe I grew up with. My mom (witch 123...Billie Blair, love you mom!) got the recipe from her friend Yvonne Arnette when we lived on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Ganado, Arizona in the 1960's. I have yet to taste a better pecan pie. It's simple....the only catch is to NOT over bake it. Your first instinct is to let it sit in the oven just a few more minutes. DON'T DO IT! Even though it looks like it's not is. It will continue to "gel" as it sits out of the oven and you don't want to over bake this pie.


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10 Min
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  • 3
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 c
    light karo syrup
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1 c
    pecan halves
  • 1
    pie crust, unbaked

How to Make Mom's Pecan Pie


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Note: Put your pie on a baking sheet in case it bubbles over.
  3. Mix together the first seven ingredients.
  4. Pour into the unbaked pie shell and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake for 37 more minutes.
  5. Remove and allow to cool. The pie will continue to cook when you remove it from the oven so don't be fooled into thinking it's not done.

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About Mom's Pecan Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #pecan pie

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