Grandma's Pecan Pie

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3 lightly beaten eggs
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup white sugar combined with 1 tablespoon flour
1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter
1 9-inch pie crust (unbaked)
2/3 cup pecans


Preheat oven to 450°F.

Mix eggs, corn syrup, maple syrup, salt, vanilla, the sugar-flour mix, and butter together and pour into the pie shell. Top with pecans.

Bake for 10 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 350°F and bake until knife blade comes out clean (50 to 60 minutes).

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.


8 to 10 servings

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recipe amounts

I want to know what size of pie crust to use since quantity of recipe exceeds amount that can be put in a deep dish 9" pie crust. (what a mess!)

Grandma's Pecan Pie

Do you melt the butter?

Pecan Pie

Distinguish it from bought pie by adding additional pecan halves to the top in concentric circles.

Pecan Pie

Wow, the diabetes express.
My Grandmothers recipe leaves out the 1 cup white sugar and replaces it with 7/8 cup more pecans. Very good warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Pecan pie

Wow! Way too sweet (my teeth ache just from reading it). Recipe I use has more pecans, less sweetener.
3 eggs
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
- 1 1/2 cup pecan pieces
- 1 (9-inch) prepared pie crust (in pie pan)

substitute for corn syrup

What can I substitute for corn syrup?

Humm, a pecan pie but no

Humm, a pecan pie but no pecans, different I guess.

The pecans are in the

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The pecans are in the ingredient list (above).

Pecan Pie

When do you add the pecans?

Grandma’s pecan pie - question

The pecans are in the “8 ingredients”, see instructions

Looks like a great recipe.

Looks like a great recipe.