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Gayle’s Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

“Did you get your grandmothers permission before putting this online?!?”

-Yes mom, she said it would be a shame to keep something this yummy to ourselves! This is a good ole pecan pie that has been in our family for generations. The only difference is this isn’t a deep pie. Making this recipe you will get enough for two pies! 

Preparation Time
20 Minutes

Cooking Time
40 Minutes


Pie Crust- Makes 2 shells

  • 2 c Unbleached Flour
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ c shortening
  • ¼ c cold water

Pecan Pie Filling

  • ¼ c Butter
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1 c Karo Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 c Crushed Pecans


For the Crust-

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour and salt.
  3. Mix in shortening and cold water.
  4. Form to the sides of a pie pan.
  5. Bake until golden brown, usually about 10 minutes depending on your oven.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool. While its cooling move onto preparing the pie filling.

Pie Filling-

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt butter in a medium sauce pan. Once thoroughly melted, turn off heat.
  3. Mix in sugar and Karo syrup until sugar has dissolved.
  4. Whisk in Vanilla and one egg at a time until all eggs are combined into mixture.
  5. Fold in pecans to mixture then spoon mixture into prepared pie crust.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes until sides are slightly browned.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
  8. Serve in bowl with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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