December 20, 2006

Pecan Pie

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.


  1. Hey Mandira,first here today I think!the pie looks great.Never baked anything suing pecans,think I will try this one as baking season is here!Happy holidays and Merry Christmas as they say here in UK!:))

  2. Hi Mandira

    I love pecan pie. Thank you so much for the recipe. Which pie crust did you use, any specific brand?

  3. WOW! you have one fantastic looking pie there.

  4. Forget about healthy until New Year's over Mandira!:)

    Pecan Pie looks great.I can imagine the aroma.In NC ,they make one delicious Pecan pie.I don't know the southeren recipe though.

    Happy Holidays.Save the dieting for New Year!:D

  5. Pecan Pie is a favorite of mine....thanks for the recipe, I haven't made this in years!


  6. looks fantastic ! this is one of my favorites

  7. pecan pie is looking great.i never tried to do pies..will try this time..thanks for sharing..happy holidays..:-)

  8. Lakshmiammal1:34 PM

    I love this pie.In fact this was the first american dessert I tasted and it was love at first taste!

  9. Yes, the origin of pecan pie very interesting! The nuts you used look very very fresh, very plump too!
    Mandira, I just made your version of betutu ayyam but grilled instead of roasted. Heavenly! My husband in general dislikes cilantro, but this time surprise! He licked his fingers clean! I surely will make this wonderful chicken over and over again! Thanks for sharing this superlicious recipe!

  10. Mandira:
    I love pecan pie. Man i have had this just once somewhere and never made it at home. Will try this one now
    Thanks a bunch

  11. Great looking pie Mandira, right in time for the season
    I need to bake something, all this peer pressure is getting on me Man:) or Woman;-)

  12. I was born near New Orleans and grew up eating many a pecan pie. Yous looks wonderful and brings back such fond memories!

  13. rooma9:40 PM

    YUM!!!! absolutely YUM!!!! this is great for the new years.... and as asha said.... forget health food till the new years :P ..... its okay to be sinful once in a while..... :P

  14. i have been craving pecan pie since thanksgiving but didin't want to make it as i can't stop eating it. something abt the nuts and the goeeyness is so good.
    happy holidays!!

  15. Wonderful pie!!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Holidays

  16. Ashwini your pies looks delicious....I always wanted to try to bake some pie but never did..will try this.

    Merry Christmas!

  17. Happy Holidays Mandira

  18. Dear Mandira,
    Pecan pies looks yum , enjoy holidays ...
    hugs and smiles

  19. Happy holidays to you Mandira, have fun.

  20. Yum looking pie, Mandira. I can tell it tasted delicious, as well. Thanks for the info on the history of the pie.

    Happy holidays!

  21. hey mandira,

    a very cool blog ..happy holidays to u and your family

  22. Love it! Pecan pies are the best. Soeren (my son) and me enjoy making this together as he loves cracking the pecan shells. With the ready made crust this one is really easy. Thanks!

  23. ViniK- Happy Holidays to you too. Do let me know how it turns out.

    LakshmiK - I used the one available at the grocery store. You can use the one any which is easily available. Happy Baking :)

    ISG - Thanks

    Asha - You are right. I'm saving all healthy eating for the new year :D Happy Holidays

    Trupti, Krithika, Swapna, Lakshmiammal - Thanks. It does taste good every time I've had it. Happy Holidays and have a wonderful new year.

  24. Gattina - Yes, the pie taste great and we all enjoyed it a lot. I'm so glad betutu ayyam was a success for you too. Thanks for letting me know. You made my day :)

    Seema - this is simple and quick to make esp if you use readymade pie crust. Do give it a try.

    Sandeepa - Happy Baking 'tis the season, woman!

    Sher - Thanks. It's amazing how so many of our memories revolve around food.

    Rooma- with family, it's been a long round of cooking and eating. Healthy cooking has been postponed till the new year ;)

  25. Shaheen - I usually make it when I have people. Spread the sweet is my mantra!

    JJ - Thanks

    Sri - It's Mandira, but thanks for the wishes anyway :D

    Sandeepa, Jaya, Archana - Thanks. Happy Holidays and best wishes for the new year.

    Sury - It did taste good. I've been craving more ever since.

    Meenal - Thanks. Enjoy the Holidays.

    Meeta - Thanks. This is a quick and easy recipe and tastes doubly good during the winter. Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones. Enjoy


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