pecan pie for the holidays

Kathy Queen Blanton, my sweet friend since the first grade, inspired this post today when she asked for my favorite pecan pie recipe.

pecan pie for the holidaysI’m so happy that she did because it reminded me of how much I enjoy this southern favorite for my family as well as an annual gift for another favorite friend Bryan McRae.

Kathy’s request prompted me to perfect the recipe I’ve been using for years. This pie is so easy to make. I’ve changed a few minor things that I believe make it even better. First, a few tips:

pecan pie for the holidays

If making your own crust, here is my favorite homemade pie crust recipe:

  • If using a purchased crust (nothing wrong with that during these busy times), here’s a video to make sure that crust is not soggy:

  • I now suggest 2 extra steps to making a better pie: Simmer the corn syrup and sugar for a couple of minutes before mixing everything together. Use an electric mixer to make the filling a little “fluffier”

pecan pie for the holidays

Enjoy this family favorite recipe!

Tell Me: What’s your favorite type of pie to enjoy at this time of the year?