But really, I hope you were able to have a wonderful and relaxing day with your families! As we give thanks today, I hope that we can all remember to give thanks on every other day, as well. At this time every year, I love to listen to Josh Groban's "Thankful." It is so beautiful, and the words really stick with me. So of course, I thought I'd post it below :)
After a fantastic meal of turkey, wonderfully made by my mother-in-law, filling (it's not stuffing, it's filling!), sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and dinner rolls, it was time for dessert! I am very happy that we waited about an hour before digging in! Otherwise, I wouldn't have been able to savor Grandma Freda's amazing pecan pie!
This pie is seriously good, and super easy to put together!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50-55 minutes
- 3 eggs, well beaten
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 1 pie crust, homemade or store-bought!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 inch pie plate with crust. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat eggs well. Then add sugar, corn syrup, and melted butter. Mix well.
- Add the pecans and stir until coated.
- Pour pecan mixture into unbaked pie crust. Bake for 50-55 minutes until golden brown.** (The best way to tell if your pie is done is by gently moving the pie to see if the center wiggles. If it wiggles a lot, add another 5 or so minutes. If it does not move much, add another minute or 2 and remove from oven.)
- Let cool completely before serving!
Note ** As you can see in my picture above, my crust started to get a little too dark. My pie was in the oven for the better end of 55 minutes. If you notice that it has reached its perfect golden brown color, place a pie shield on top of your pie like this one or shape aluminum foil around the edges of your pie like this. This will keep the crust from burning. Nothing worse than burnt crust!!