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Pecan Pie


To make dough:

Step 1  In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and white sugar.

Step 2 Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Step 3 Gradually sprinkle the water over the dry mixture, stirring until dough comes together.

Step 4 Preheat oven to 350°F.  

Step 5 Lightly flour a surface and roll the dough into a circle about an inch larger than your pie tray.

Step 6 Place in tray and fold overhang under, then lightly press against rim of pie plate.

Step 7 Lightly prick bottom all over with a fork.

Step 8 Chill in fridge until the filling is ready, or about 30 minutes until firm.

Step 9 Meanwhile, melt butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat.

Step 10 Add brown sugar, whisking until smooth.

Step 11 Remove from heat and whisk in corn syrup, vanilla, and salt.

Step 12 Lightly beat eggs in a medium bowl, then whisk in corn syrup mixture.

Step 13 Put pecans in pie shell and pour corn syrup mixture evenly over them.

Step 14 Bake for about about an hour until filling is set, then let cool for another hour.



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, chilled
  • 4 tablespoons ice water
  • 3 eggs, beaten


  • 3/4 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups pecan halves (1/2 pound)