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pecan pie

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Lisa Edington
Palmetto, FL

This is a family recipe that has been handed down 3 generations now. It's "secret ingredient" keeps everyone guessing. I won a Red Ribbon (second place premium) at the Manatee County Fair a few years back with this recipe. Bound to be a winner with your family too!

(2 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For pecan pie

  • 1/2 c
    hot water
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    grape nuts cereal (the original, not the flakes)
  • 3
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 c
    dark karo syrup
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch
  • 1/2 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 1
    pie crust shell

How To Make pecan pie

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    In a small bowl, mix together the hot water, butter and grape nuts. Set aside 5 minutes to soak.
  • 3
    In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, karo syrup, sugar, vanilla and salt until well blended.
  • 4
    Add the grape nuts mixture to the second mix and stir well.
  • 5
    Add the chopped pecans and stir well.
  • 6
    Pour into the pie shell and bake on the center rack for approximately 1 hour or until the center of your pie is firm.
  • 7
    NOTE: To make a fancier looking pie, you can add whole pecans to the top in a pattern before you bake.

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