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Whip Up a Pecan Pie This Thanksgiving

January 2nd, 2013 Seasonal

Whether or not you'll be having Thanksgiving dinner down south, you can bring this Southern-style pecan pie to the occasion. The classic nutty taste and ultra sweet filling will be sure to satisfy every guest, and a pre-made pie crust will save you valuable time in the kitchen. Here's a recipe to try from Guy Fieri, who shared his take on pecan pie with Food Network Magazine.

Southern-style pecan pie
Makes 8 servings.
Ingredients:
1 sheet of refrigerated pie crust
1 cup of light corn syrup
1 cup of light brown sugar
½ teaspoon of salt
5 ⅓ tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 large eggs
2 cups of tasted pecan halves
Whipped cream for topping.

Directions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Press the pie crust into a pie dish and fold the extra overhang under, then use your fingers or a fork to create a pretty pattern on the crust. Bake for about 10 minutes, then leave out to cool. Mix together the corn syrup, brown sugar, butter salt and vanilla. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl, then mix in with the corn syrup mixture. Chop up ½ cup of the pecans into fine pieces and spread them over the pie crust. Chop another ½ cup, making these a bit bigger. Mix these into the corn syrup mixture, then pour it into the crust. Take the rest of the pecans and arrange them on top. To make it decorative, try placing them in a circular pattern - or just use your imagination. Bake for about 40 to 50 minutes, then let it cool before serving. Top with whipped cream and enjoy after your Thanksgiving meal!