Dear Abby’s Famous Pecan Pie
9-inch unbaked pie crust
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/3 ts salt
1 ts vanilla
1 heaping cup pecan halves
Heat oven to 350ºF
Prepare pie crust. In large bowl, combine corn syrup, sugar, eggs, butter, salt and vanilla; mix well. Pour filling into prepared pie crust; sprinkle with pecan halves.
Bake at 350ºF for 45 to 50 minutes or until center is set. (Toothpick inserted will come out clean when pie is “done.”) Cool. If crust or pie appears to be getting too brown, cover with foil for remaining baking time.
You can top it with a bit of whipped cream or ice cream, but even plain - nothing tops this! Serves: 8 to 10
TIP: Original recipe stated that the pie should be baked 45 to 50 minutes in a preheated 350º gas oven. If an electric oven is used it may be necessary to add 15 to 20 minutes to the baking time. (Begin testing the pie with a toothpick after 45 minutes.)
Source: Dear Abby’s favorite recipes, by Abigail Van Buren - 1987, 1988.