Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dear Abby's Famous Pecan Pie

Here's the pecan pie recipe.  It was given to me by my mom, who cut it from her newspaper - I think in 1997.  The headline read, "Abby forks over recipe for her Famous Pecan Pie! This recipe is included in the "Dear Abby's Favorite Recipes" booklet. The nutrition facts were made at Calorie Count!

Abby's Famous Pecan Pie
by Abigail Van Buren


9-inch unbaked pie crust
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 heaping cup pecan halves


Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In large bowl, combine corn syrup, sugar, eggs, butter, salt and vanilla; mix well.

Pour filling into unbaked pie crust; sprinkle with pecan halves.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 45 to 50 minutes or until center is set.  (Toothpick inserted in center will come out clean when pie is “done.”)

Allow to cool.

If crust or pie appears to be getting too brown, cover with foil for the remaining baking time.

You can top it with a bit of whipped cream, but even plain – nothing tops this!

Serves:  8 to 10.

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