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How to Bake Pecan Pie: Georgia Pecan Month

Georgia Pecan Month has arrived and it’s time to bake a Pecan Pie.

PecansPecans are a Native American nut, primarily cultivated today in Georgia from a native variety of hickory tree.

A high fat, in fact one of the nuts, which is heaviest in fats — sometimes as high as 75% fat.

The downside of high fat content is that they tend to become rancid quickly, so it’s best to store them in the freezer to keep them fresh tasting.

There is no doubt they are one of the most delicious tasting nuts, and ideal for incorporating into rich cookies, pies & cakes.

A tasty pecan butter can be created easily & used as a spread for toast, fresh bread or muffins, which is a delicious change.

A very good recipe for pecan pie follows.

How to Bake Pecan Pie:

What sounds more “Southern” than pecan pie? This decadent, sweet dessert is a treat to enjoy packed with pecans.

Type: Dessert Recipe

Serve with: ice cream, if desired
Prep Time: 12 min
Cook Time: ~ 30 – 40 min
Cool Time: 2 hrs
Serves: one 9 inch pie

Ingredients:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar or packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup corn syrup
  • 5 1/2 tbsp butter – melted & cool
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract or dark rum
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups pecans

Instructions:

  1. Prepare a pie shell in a glass pie plate with a deep edge – either made yourself or purchased. Bake the shell as directed.
  2. To make the filling, whisk in a big bowl until blended, eggs, sugar or packed brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla or dark rum, and salt.
  3. Mix in pecans.
  4. Pour into pie shell crust. * Tip: If you prefer, you can hold pecans, put them on top, or pack enough pecans to make a design lining around the edge of the filling.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F until center barely quivers, like gelatin, when the pie plate is moved – about 30 – 40 min.
  6. Allow to cool on a rack – about 2 hrs.
  7. Serve warm or cooled, with or without whipped cream, crème fraîche or ice cream.

This pie stores well in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Georgia Pecan Month is a great time to bake this sweet treat!

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Author: Ingrid Turner

Ingrid Turner from IngridTurnerToday.com, is a blogger, writer, grandmother, mother, cancer survivor and all around sparkling human being. From cooking, crafts, seniors’ issues, cancer, health, pets, gardening & the like, she entertains us in her writings. Ingrid is also a regular on her daughter's cooking show, “Cooking with Kimberly” @ CookingWithKimberly.com. Website Facebook Twitter YouTube

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