Crossroads Diner Pecan Pie Recipe

This recipe comes to NCR from Tom Fleming of Crossroads Diner in Dallas, Texas. As a pie judge at the State Fair of Texas for the past 21 years, Fleming has tasted more pies than he can remember. The ratio between filling and crust, he says, is crucial. “Thickness of the pie crust is key, and over time great pie makers just know the right thickness.”

Slice of homemade Pecan Pie
Pecan pie

Makes one 9-inch pie

4 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
1-1/4 cup light corn syrup
1-1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup pecan halves

1. Fill a 9-inch pie shell with the chopped pecans and pecan halves.
2. Beat eggs until smooth in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
3. Pour into pie shell bake at 325 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until set.


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