I am continually surprised by how many people love pecan pie. Aside from the fact that there are less than ten ingredients - I thought people didn't really like nuts? I guess they do! I like pecan pie, but I prefer mine in the Kentucky vein - with bourbon and chocolate chips. I made a traditional pie yesterday and it disappeared almost as fast as the cooler-full of jello [at our block party].
Pecan Pie (courtesy of the New Betty Crocker Cookbook)
1 unbaked pie shell
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup corn syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup pecan halves
1. beat sugar, butter, corn syrup, salt, and eggs in medium bowl with wire whisk until well-blended.
2. stir in pecans.
3. pour into pastry-lined pie plate.
4. bake at 375 degrees for 40-50 minutes, or until center is set.
(a note of warning - just noticed that one slice of this pie is 530 calories - yikes)