Country Pecan Pie Recipe

What’s a holiday gathering without a slice of pecan pie?

Country Pecan Pie recipe

Country Pecan Pie recipe by Classic Golden Pecans.

The word “pecan” is derived from the Algonquin tribe’s — one of the largest and most widespread groups of Native Americans — word “pecane” which translates to “nuts requiring a stone to crack.” Grown in the Southern part of the U.S., pecans are one of the only major tree nuts in North America. While there are many nutritional benefits to eating pecans, they’re also a main ingredient in one of Louisiana’s most indulgent holiday staples — pecan pie!

For more than 25 years, the folks at Classic Golden Pecans have been serving premium pecan products, like shelled nuts, pepper jelly, fudge and more. Visit their website or Lafayette store to choose from their wide selection. Then, channel your inner Louisiana grandma and test out this fabulous pecan pie recipe from the owners of Classic Golden Pecans for your next holiday gathering.

Ingredients for Country Pecan Pie:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 cup chopped Classic Golden Chef's Choice Pecans
  • 9-inch pie shell
  • Whipped cream or ice cream

Method of preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 
  2. Over low-medium heat, cook butter in saucepan, watching closely but not stirring, until golden brown — about 5 to 8 minutes. Do not burn. 
  3. Pour browned butter into bowl and set aside. Over low heat, blend together the corn syrup, honey, sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt, stirring until smooth. 
  4. Add browned butter; stir again until butter is incorporated. 
  5. Place the chopped pecans into the pie shell. Pour the mixture into the pie crust and over the Classic Golden Chef's Choice Pecan halves. 
  6. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes and then lower heat to 325 degrees and bake another 40 minutes. Center may seem a bit soft, but it will set as the pie cools. 
  7. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

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