I decided I would make a pie today - a pecan pie. I know I mentioned how lazy I felt today about heading to the store, so I decided to make a pie based on the ingredients I had on hand. What could be easier than a pecan pie? I can't believe how easy it is to make one. It's unbelievable. It takes only 5 minutes to mix the 6 ingredients together. Then, you pour mixture into a deep dish pie shell and bake for about an hour. How easy is that? My dad could even do this.
1 cup Karo light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups (6 oucnes) pecans
1 unbaked 9-inch deep dish pie crust
Stir the first 5 ingredients thoroughly using a spoon. Mix in the pecans.
Pour into pie crust.
Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes. Cool for 2 hours. Store pie in refrigerator.
TIPS: Pie is done when center reaches 200F. Tap center surface of pie lightly; it should spring back when done. For easy clean-up, spray pie pan with cooking spray. If pie crust is over-browning, cover edges with foil.
Well, I wish I could show you the end result, but it's baking at the moment. I guess this will be the dessert for tomorrow's lunch! I'm not sure how pecan pie tastes, but I hope it's good.
As I wait for it to finish baking, I can now sit back and watch T.V. .... I may have to make pecan pie more often.