Pecan Pie

This recipe comes from Bobbie Lloyd’s The Magnolia Bakery Handbook. This was a new addition to my 2020 Thanksgiving menu and it was a big hit. I toyed with messing with the recipe and adding chocolate chips and/or Kentucky bourbon, but so glad I didn’t. It was superb just as it was and I wouldn’t want to mess with it.
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 T unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup Karo dark corn syrup
  • tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, lightly toasted
    • preheat oven to 350
    • place nuts on a baking sheet and roast for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned and fragrant
    • immediately remove from the pan to cool
  • 1 (9-inch) Magnolia Bakery’s Classic Pie Dough, parbaked ← I used the Pillsbury pie crust and it was delicious
  • 24+ mammoth pecan halves, for decoration
  • fresh whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream, for serving
  • Position oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350
  • Line a baking sheet with foil
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until thick and light in color
  • Add the brown sugar and mix until incorporated
  • Add the melted butter and mix just until combined.
  • Add the dark corn syrup, vanilla, and salt, stirring until thoroughly combined
  • Spread the chopped toasted pecans in the pie shell
  • Place the pie on the lined baking sheet
  • Very slowly pour the filling into the crust. The pecans will rise to the top as you pour the filling
  • Decoratively arrange the mammoth pecans halves on top of the pie
  • Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the custard is set. If the crust or pecans begin to darken before your custard is set, cover the top with a piece of foil or a pie shield.
  • To test for doneness, the center of the custard should just barely jiggle when you shake the pan
  • Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely, at least 4 hours
  • Serve with fresh whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream

Things to think about: while this was amazing just as is, I have request to try do two next year and add Kentucky bourbon and chocolate chips to one of them.

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