Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Favorite Recipe- Caramel Pecan Pie

I've never had a better pecan pie in my life...and I'm not just saying that because this one is the one that I make. I found the recipe in a magazine many moons ago...Southern Living, I think, but am not 100% positive. I hope you're enjoy it too...

9" frozen pie crust (or make your own)
28 caramels
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prick holes in crust and bake for 6 to 8 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.

Combine caramels, butter, and water in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until all are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.

Stir together sugar, eggs, salt, and extract until well mixed. Stir in pecans and pour into crust.

Bake at 400 for ten minutes, then reduce temperature to 350 and bake 20 more minutes, shielding edges of crust with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning.

When done, remove pie to wire rack to cool.

Serve with ice cream, whip cream or plain. It's delicious any way you serve it.


  1. Pecan pie is one of my favorites, and this one sounds divine! My mouth is watering. I will definitely be trying this one! Kathy

  2. to make my mouth water..
    I have never made a pie. Maybe this could be a first for me..

  3. That sounds so good! I just saw Julie and Julia, and am inspired to cook! I think that will be the next thing that I make!

  4. Sounds delicious! Think I'm going to make it a little later this month!

  5. That sounds so yummy!! I will have to try it out...Thanks! = )

  6. Sounds absolutely delicious! I must try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it :-)


  7. THANK YOU! Thank you! Thank you! I am running to the store today for the ingredients and making this for dinner...well, dessert after dinner. hee hee!

    I will let you know how it goes! Thank you again!!! :)

    Amy in SC

  8. This is one of my dad's favorite pies... I need to print this and make it for him. He would love it. (as would I). Thanks for posting it.

  9. Sounds YUMMY!! When do you stir the caramel mixture into the egg mixture? Or is it poured into the crust as a separate layer?

  10. Thanks for posting this, I just made a couple and everybody raved about it!


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