Traditional Pecan Pie

My family just loves a traditional Pecan Pie. For years I've wanted them to try different flavors like, chocolate and more but no, no, no, they tell me. So I am going to share how I make my traditional Pecan Pie. It's easy and delicious!

Traditional Pecan Pie

Pie Crust  
1-1/4  cups  all-purpose flour 
1/4  teaspoon  salt 
1/3  cup  shortening 
4  - 5 tablespoons  cold water
1. Stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size.
2. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat moistening dough, using 1 tablespoon of the water at a time, until all the dough is moistened. Form dough into a ball.
3. On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edges into a circle about 12 inches in diameter.
4. To transfer pastry, wrap it around the rolling pin. Unroll pastry into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate, being careful not to stretch pastry.
5. Rim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry. Crimp edge as desired. Do not prick pastry. Or you can use a pre-made pie crust(I like Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust)

1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 cup light corn syrup
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 Tbs. butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups pecans halves
Pre-heat oven to 350 F.Whisk the first five ingredients thoroughly. Pour into pie crust. I like to place the pecan halves in a circular design.
Bake on center rack of oven for 55 to 60 minutes. Do not over bake.
TIP: Pie is done when center reaches 200 F. Tap center surface of pie lightly; it should spring back when done.


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