Prize Pecan Pie

Yield: 8 Servings
* 3 lg eggs
* 1 c dark brown sugar, firmly packed
* 1 c light corn syrup
* 2 T butter (or margarine ) melted
* 1 t vanilla extract
* 1 T bourbon
* 1 1/2 c pecans,coarsely chopped
* 1 9 pie shell, Unbaked

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Beat eggs slightly in a medium bowl.

Add sugar, syrup, melted butter, vanilla and bourbon. Stir until well blended. Stir in pecans and pour into an unbaked pie shell.

Cover the edge of the pie with foil to prevent over-browning.
Bake 25 minutes, remove foil and continue to bake another 25-30 minutes, or until a knife inserted halfway between the center and edge comes out clean.

Best Of Show in the 1997 National Pie Championships