I bake a lot of pies. This is the guys' favorite--pecan pie. So here is the recipe I usually use.
1 cup dark Karo syrup
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups pecans (six ounces) I use whole ones.
1 unbaked pie crust (deeper dish safer)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Stir syrup, eggs, sugar, melted butter and extract, using a spoon. Stir in pecans. Pour into pie crust. Bake for 60-70 minutes at 350 degrees. Pie is done when center reaches 200 degrees. I use a candy thermometer. Tap center of pie lightly. It should spring back when done. (While baking I use foil around the crust edge to prevent over browning. For this pie, I removed it five minutes before I removed the pie from the oven. Cool for two hours and store in the refrigerator.
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