I have been craving pecan pie. Something about the signs of fall appearing gives me the urge to bake pies. And a few weeks ago when my mama brought a bag full of pecans straight from the orchard (there really is no better pecan) I decided it was time. I have made two pecan pies this week. Yes, two. Now before you judge me...the first was for a dinner at a friends house and I left the remains there. Well, the one slice I had for dessert that night did not satisfy, so I made another for us to have here at home. I'm not sure that was the best idea. I want to keep eating it! Rather than torture you with the lovely photo above, I am going to give you the recipe from my mama for what I consider the very best pecan pie in the world. (And it really does taste even better with the whole pecans on top.)
Mary Anna's Pecan Pie
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup pecans, chopped
pecan halves for decoration
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a bowl, combine eggs, sugar, corn syrup and butter and mix well. Stir pecans into mixture and pour into pie shell.
3. Bake for 45-50 minutes. (What works for me is to bake it for 5o minutes, turn the oven off an leave the pie in the oven for four more minutes.)