Pecan Pie

Ingredients: – 1 prepared pie crust (homemade or store-bought) – 1 1/2 cups pecan halve – 3 large egg – 1 cup dark corn syrup – 1/2 cup granulated sugar

– 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar – 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat the Oven: – Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the prepared pie crust in a 9-inch pie dish and crimp the edges. Set aside.

Toast Pecans (Optional): – Spread the pecan halves in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast them in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until fragrant and lightly browned. Let them cool slightly.

Prepare the Filling: – In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Add the dark corn syrup, granulated sugar, brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir until well combined.

Add Pecans: – Gently fold in the toasted pecan halves until they are evenly coated with the filling mixture.

Fill the Pie Crust: – Pour the pecan filling into the prepared pie crust, spreading it out evenly with a spatula if needed.

Bake the Pie: – Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the filling is set and slightly puffed in the center. The crust should be golden brown.

Cool and Serve: – Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack before slicing. The filling will continue to set as it cools. – Serve slices of pecan pie at room temperature, optionally topped with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.