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Easy Pecan Pie

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Easy Pecan Pie
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 8

Making a pecan pie can seem like a major culinary challenge, but this recipe makes it so easy you can't fail—promise! Just mix up the filling, pour it in the pre-made crust and bake. MORE+ LESS-

October 25, 2018

Ingredients

1
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup butter, melted
3/4
cup light corn syrup
1/2
teaspoon salt
3
eggs
1 1/2
cups pecan halves or pieces
1
Pillsbury™ Pet•Ritz® frozen deep dish pie crust (from 12-oz package)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F; place cookie sheet in oven to preheat.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, salt and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended; stir in pecans. Pour into frozen crust.
  • 3
    Bake on preheated cookie sheet 35 to 45 minutes or until center is set. After 15 to 20 minutes of baking, cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Cool 30 minutes; refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled before serving. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.

Expert Tips

  • Brown sugar needs to be measured by packing it (firmly pressing it) into a dry measuring cup. What you’re doing is pressing out any pockets of air that get trapped between the sticky grains of sugar.
  • For a deeper caramel flavor, choose dark brown sugar and dark corn syrup for the filling.
  • Use a large wire whisk to vigorously blend up the filling if you’d like to skip getting the mixer out—just be sure the eggs are well blended with all the other ingredients.
  • Save some pretty pecan halves to arrange on the top of the pie before it goes into the oven.
  • Pecan pie is sweet, so if you’d like to garnish slices with whipped cream, there’s no need to sweeten it.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
43%
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
95mg
31%
Sodium
350mg
15%
Potassium
140mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
65g
22%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
36g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Pecan pie is quintessentially American because the pecan nut is in fact native to North America. Its versatility has made it extremely popular in the United States—it can be eaten raw, salted or sweetened, and is the star ingredient of classic American recipes like coffee cakes, pralines and, of course pecan pie The origin of pecan pie can be traced all the way back to the late 1800s, but really reached fame status in the early 20th century when Karo™ syrup began printing recipes for pecan pie on its bottles. Officially dubbed as a “sugar pie,” most pecan pie recipes call for some sort of corn syrup or molasses, sugar, butter, eggs and, of course, pecans. This easy recipe follows the same classic formula, and is the perfect introduction to the famous dessert. Once you’ve tried making it the traditional way, you can try a whole bunch of other twists like adding chocolate, bourbon and more! Are you a pie baking novice? Don’t be intimidated. Making a great pie is easier than you think, and we have some tips to help you along the way.

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