I was getting ready to post my healthy sabzi for the week when I thought 'nah, I'm craving sweet, let me post something sweet.' You know how that goes. So I am posting the pecan pie recipe. This is Aswin's friend Ben's grandmother's pecan pie recipe and tasted sweet, nutty and delicious. While researching for the post, I came across this interesting piece of information.
One tradition holds that the French created pecan pie soon after settling in New Orleans, after being introduced to the nut by Native Americans. It is sometimes referred to as "New Orleans pecan pie," adding an aura of French cuisine to a home-cooked comfort food. Attempts to trace the origin have, however, not found any recipes earlier than 1925, and well-known cookbooks such as Fannie Farmer and The Joy of Cooking did not include it before 1940.Find more information here.
1 9-inch pie crust. I bought a readymade crust
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup sugar
1 cup light or dark corn syrup
2 tbspoon butter
1 tspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup pecans
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Beat the eggs slightly. Add sugar, corn syrup, butter and vanilla until it mixes well.
Pour the mix in the deep dish pie crust. Add the pecans on top covering the mix. Alernatively you can stir the pecans directly into the mix.
Bake the pie for 55-60 min until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve warm.