My friends at Wayfair.com announced last week that they were hosting a “Battle of the Pies”. I was selected as well as 39 other bloggers to participate — all I had to do was submit my favorite pie recipe. I knew that I wanted to do this challenge and I knew which pie recipe I would share.
For many years I have been the designated pecan pie maker in the family and I make it every Thanksgiving. Every. Single. One. Well, except for that time that we took a Thanksgiving cruise and complained the whole time that it didn’t “feel” like Thanksgiving. Maybe we were missing home, maybe the pie…
Today I share with you my recipe. I have tried many pecan pies and none come close to this one. I hope you like it and love it and eat it a la mode!
1 Cup of toasted, chopped Pecans
1 Stick of Butter
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla extract
1 Cup light Karo Syrup
3 eggs, beaten
1 unbaked pie shell (homemade or frozen)
Note: Before chopping the pecans, set a few aside to scatter on the top of the pie before it bakes. This does not affect the flavor, but does make the pie prettier when there are some whole pecans on the finished pie.
Make sure that the rack is positioned in the center of the oven. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
Meanwhile melt the butter in a saucepan but do not brown the butter.
Add the sugar and the Karo Syrup to the butter and allow the sugar to dissolve.
Add the vanilla extract, the salt and the pecans to the saucepan.
Set aside the mixture and allow to cool before adding the beaten eggs.
Once cool, add the eggs and stir into filling.
Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie crust (I used frozen store-bought) and scatter a few whole pecans to make the pie prettier once it cooks. It actually looks pretty good already, don’t you think?
Depending on your oven, bake between 50 minutes to 1 hour. In my oven, the pie is ready in 55 minutes.
Serve slightly warm or room temperature.
It is also delicious a la mode!
There will be a total of 40 pies submitted for this “Battle of the Pies” contest! That’s a lot of delicious pie and as my friends post their recipes, I will add their links below.
So if this is a pie battle, how does one win? Well, the blogger with the most social interaction (pins, shares, likes, comments) wins! Friends, I ask that you share this recipe in your social media and use the hashtag #WayfairPieBakeOff. I will let you know the results as soon as the winner is announced. Thank you so much!
This post is a collaboration with Wayfair.com and I thank them for hosting this fun battle!