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Pioneer Pecan Pie (No Corn Syrup!)

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Ingredients :

  • 1 pie crust, homemade or store-bought (plus extra dough for decorating, optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and browned (optional)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pecans, plus extra for garnish

Instructions :

  • Preheat oven to 375º F and roll out pie crust to a 12 or 13-inch circle, big enough to fit a springform pan or tart or pie dish.

  • Gently place dough in pan, pressing into the bottom and sides of pan and trimming excess.

  • Optional: cut out pie dough flowers or other designs to decorate crust later.

  • Place pie dish in fridge until ready to fill.In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy and fluffy, then beat in browned butter.

  • Once combined, beat in brown and white sugar until sugar granules are dissolved.

  • Sprinkle in flour, cinnamon and salt, then stir in heavy cream and vanilla extract.

  • Once fully incorporated, fold in pecans, then pour mixture into pie crust.

  • Decorate pie crust with any pecans or cut outs you made earlier.

  • Place pie pan in oven and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until center is just set and no longer jiggly.

  • Remove from oven and let cool completely before serving.

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