Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pecan Pie

Two Pecan Pies I baked last Thanksgiving!

Pecan Pie I made before Christmas 2010

I want to share my Pecan Pie recipe with ya'll!  I grew up in the kitchen with both Grandmothers...  My Mother didn't know how to boil water when she married Daddy... While my sisters were chasing boys, I was learning how to cook!  I am so happy looking back at all those special memories we shared in the kitchen!  The recipe I am sharing today comes from my Mother's Mother..  I called her "Memmey".  She was a very sweet Godly southern lady.  What a wonderful cook Memmey was!  I miss her so much. 

Pecan Pie
1 stick butter, melted
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup light Karo Syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons self-rising flour
1 cup pecans, chopped or whole  * I prefer a rough chop.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  I  large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar.  Add the eggs one at a time & stir.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well blended.  Fold in pecans.  Pour into one deep-dish or two reg pie crusts.  I prefer the refrigerated pie crusts over the frozen varieties. 
Bake for 45 min- 1 hr.  Check your pie after 30 min.  If the pie crust is browning too much.  Cut a circle in aluminum foil to go around the pie crust only.

Memmey Burns


  1. What a delicious looking pecan pie. How wonderful that you are able to have these special family recipes. I have a linky party on my blog right now called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this up.

  2. Great Lisa:) Thank you! I just became a "follower" of your blog. How do I need to "link" up? Sounds like fun!

  3. Hi! I was blog hopping and came across yours. That pie caught my eye. It looks wonderful and so does the cupcakes. I enjoyed looking at your recipes. Thanks, Judy

  4. Hey Candace...Don't forget about when Memmey added chocolate chips to her pecan pies - talk about GOOD!!! Ashley makes a regular one and a chocolate chip one every Thanksgiving and Christmas (and any other time we bribe her into it). she also loves to use Memmey's recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Cindy... I do remember her adding chocolate chips to her Pecan Pies.. I wish I had one right now!
    I am working on "Friendship Cake" now.. Do you remember Mem making that cake? I just remember her putting fruit in that jar and stirring it.. I have the recipe..