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the not too sweet southern pecan pie

(1 rating)
Recipe by
cathy tate
high point, NC

Being a true southern girl - my favorite pie is the pecan pie but it can be a bit too sweet! This recipe not only is not too sweet but it is also very easy to put together! It is a staple at all parties and church functions. It is my most requested desert recipe. It can easily be made into a pie or into tarts.

(1 rating)
yield 6 as Pie/ 24-25 as Tarts
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For the not too sweet southern pecan pie

  • 1 c
    white corn syrup
  • 1 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 c
    butter, melted
  • 3 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • vanilla - dash
  • salt - pinch
  • 2 c
    pecans - whole(if only placing on top) or pieces (if putting into pie)

How To Make the not too sweet southern pecan pie

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine corn syrup, brown sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, salt and pecan pieces if placing into pie (if only placing pecans on top of pie-do not add). Pour into an unbaked 9-inch pie shell. If placing pecans on top of pie, add pecans starting at the outer ring working your way inward to the center.
  • 2
    Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
  • 3
    TARTS: Double recipe and use pecan pieces only. Combine all ingredients. Pour into tart shells. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Makes 24-25.

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