Today’s pie was courtesy of C&H sugar who sent an email with an offer I couldn’t refuse – “Try a recipe from our website and we’ll send a gift card to cover ingredients.” I was so happy I went straight to C&H Recipe Collection and picked the first recipe that sounded good — Bake Sale Betty’s Pecan Pie. How could a buy by “Bake Sale Betty” be anything less than spectacular?
I bought the ingredients last night and made the pie today. It was good, maybe great as far as flavors go. It had a lot of depth from the combination of dark corn syrup, brown sugar and vanilla, and since the recipe has less sugar than others, it wasn’t cloying sweet.
Thanks C&H and Bake Sale Betty for the recipe. Now I hope you won’t mind that I changed it some.
1. First off, the pecans needed toasting. Toast them for about 8 minutes at 400 before proceeding with the recipe. I’m scared to make pecan pie without toasting the nuts. I’ve been doing it since I was 14.
2. Whoops! Betty forgot to say how much vanilla to use. I used a full teaspoon. I like Betty more now that I know she’s not perfect.
3. Betty’s oven must be really slow because a bake time of 425 for 20 minutes plus 350 for another hour is ridiculous. I baked the pie at 425 for 10 minutes and at 325 for 35. It was shaky when I took it out of the oven and set up perfectly when cool.
- 1 pie shell, 9-inch, unbaked
- 3 eggs, lightly whisked
- 1 cup corn syrup, dark
- 1/2 cup C&H Pure Cane Golden Brown or Dark Brown Sugar, firmly packed
- 2 oz. butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/3 cup pecan halves, toasted
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- In a large bowl, mix together eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter and vanilla. Set aside.
- Sprinkle chopped pecans in pie shell and then add pecan halves. Pour pie filling over nuts.
- Bake pie at 425°F for 20 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 350°F and bake until pie filling is firm, approximately one hour. Note: I baked this pie for 10 minutes at 425 then reduced the heat to 325 and baked for 35 minutes. the pie was slightly shakey in the center and set up perfectly.