Pecan Pie

I think I’ve decided to do a “Week of” every month. I did Cupcakes back in August, Pumpkin in October, and Cranberries in November. This month, I’m doing Family Favorites. Living away from my family makes me all nostalgic at the holidays. One way that I like to remember them is to make foods that I remember eating growing up. I already have a Family Favorites tag in my blog, but I sent an email out to our immediate families and asked what everyone’s favorite family recipe was. I got a pretty good response and will be highlighting five of those recipe this week. Be sure to check back every day to check them out.

My older brother C loves pecan pie. He usually is the one who makes it on Thanksgiving. Since we didn’t spend that holiday together and instead we had C and his wife over for dinner a couple weeks later, I decided to make this favorite dessert of his.

We like to keep things simple in our family. This recipe comes from the back of the Karo syrup container. It never fails. We also like to chop our pecans for our pecan pie. I know some people like to leave them whole, but I grew up eating pecan pie like this, so this is definitely how I prefer it.

This was actually the first time I’ve ever made pecan pie because like I said, C always makes it for Thanksgiving. I was nervous that it wouldn’t set up properly. I think the key is allowing the pie enough time to cool. I baked this pie a day in advance and let it cool overnight.

A tip about the crust on this pie. I’m sure we’ve all seen it happen where the pie crust does not want to come out of the pie plate. That’s because of the high sugar content of this pie. Here’s what I do – first spray the pie plate with non stick spray, then flour the pie plate. Roll the pie crust into the pie plate and flour the pie crust. This will help to create a barrier between the very sugary filling and the pie crust so it will come out easily.

Print Save

Pecan Pie

Yield: 1 pie

Ingredients:

1 cup Light or Dark Corn Syrup
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) pecans, chopped
9-inch unbaked deep-dish pie crust

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie crust.

Using foil strips, cover the edges of the pie crust. Place pie onto a cookie sheet for easy handling.

Bake on center rack of oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil strips and bake another 35 to 45 minutes. Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving.

Recipe from Karo Syrup

Check out my week of Family Favorites here.

    Pin It

20 Responses to “Cookie Dough Brownies”

  1. #
    1
    stephchows — December 7, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    this is such a fantastic idea!! I would make cookie dough batter with my friends in middle school… leave out the eggs, and just eat it with a spoon LOL so good!

  2. #
    2
    nutmegnanny — December 7, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    This looks awesome! Since I’m a huge fan of cookie dough I know I will love this recipe 🙂

  3. #
    3
    Lauren — December 7, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Ha – my husband loves the dough more than the cookie as well. I starred these – DEFINITELY making them soon.

  4. #
    4
    We Are Not Martha — December 7, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Oooh these look delicious!! And combine the best of 2 worlds 🙂

    Sues

  5. #
    5
    laurasrecipecollection — December 8, 2009 at 12:17 am

    holy cow! cookie dough + brownie? I think I’m in heaven

  6. #
    6
    Justin — December 8, 2009 at 4:21 am

    what a cool idea for the cookie dough layer. i used to make raw cookie dough (with egg beaters) and keep it in the freezer just for snacking

  7. #
    7
    oneordinaryday — December 8, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Yum. I made a similar recipe but I put a thin chocolate ganache on top. It’s one of the best recipes I’ve posted, but I’m a sucker for that raw dough.

    I think I might have to agree with your bro and hubby. I love chocolate chip cookies, but it’s the dough that makes me weak in the knees! This recipe is right up my alley.

  8. #
    8
    Jelli Bean — December 8, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    These look great! I also let my husband lick the beaters, but occasionally I slink behind the counter beside the sink and keep all the batter for myself. He’s usually too involved with TV to even notice.

  9. #
    9
    Ingrid — December 10, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    LOL, oh my gosh! I just noticed this had a anti-Weight Watchers label. How funny!

    Those look insanely good!!Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    ~ingrid

  10. #
    10
    e — December 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    My high school made cookie dough covered brownies back in the day. They had a cult following and always sold out before the last lunch period. I never understood why you needed the brownie when a spoon works just fine.

  11. #
    11
    laquillen — December 11, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Oh man. So sinful. Reminds me of the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream “Half Baked. Half brownie, half cookie dough. I can’t say no to that stuff.

  12. #
    12
    whatwelovemost — December 11, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Yummmm!! Oh my goodnessIsao adore cookie dough… This combination is beautiful!

  13. #
    13
    Peggy — December 13, 2009 at 11:46 am

    sounds delicious!

  14. #
    14
    Miss Yunks — December 15, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    these brownies looked so good I tried to make them myself! I love cookie dough AND brownies – perfect combo! Yours look much better of course. Here are mine: http://foodiesatworkdotcom.blogspot.com/2009/12/cookie-dough-brownies.html

  15. #
    15
    Liesl — December 15, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    YUM! These sound great!

  16. #
    16
    A & W — December 30, 2009 at 8:53 am

    AHHHH these look amaaazzzinnngggg. A little late in finding these but yeah I’m gonna need to make them.
    -Whitney

  17. #
    17
    A & W — December 30, 2009 at 8:53 am

    AHHHH these look amaaazzzinnngggg. A little late in finding these but yeah I’m gonna need to make them.
    -Whitney

  18. #
    18
    bcallegra — January 11, 2010 at 12:27 am

    I just made these and they got rave reviews at work! Definitely a keeper – thanks, as always, for sharing a great recipe and photos!

  19. #
    19
    Jade — April 15, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    The best of both worlds!! These look awesome.

  20. #
    20
    PIYALI CHATTERJEE — October 19, 2016 at 12:20 am

    AWESOME,,,,,,,,,,,,Thank you.

Leave a Comment