Pecan Pie 

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This is about the only dessert we ever had during the holidays.  My mom would always pick one up at our local grocery, and sometimes she would pick up a sweet potato pie too. 
The good thing about pecan pie is that it is really simple to make. No mixes, nothing fancy needed. Just stir in your bowl and pour! 


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup

  • 3 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups pecan halves

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 1 (9-inch) deep-dish pie shell, unbaked


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar and melted butter.

  • Add the corn syrup, eggs, pecans, and vanilla, and stir until all ingredients are combined.

  • Pour mixture into an unbaked pie shell, and place on a cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 10 minutes.

  • Lower the temperature to 350 degrees, and continue to bake for an additional 25 minutes, or until set.