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Southern Living Caramel-Pecan Pie


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By zany
Member since 2006

Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 40

Ingredients

1/2 cup (15 oz.) pkg refrigerated pie crusts
28 caramels
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
chocolate dipped pecans (optional)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees


Fit piecrust into 9 inch pie plate according to package directions.


Fold edges under and crimp.


Prick bottom and sides of piecrust with a fork.


Bake piecrust at 400 deg. for 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned.


Cool on wire rack.


Combine caramels, butter, and 1/4 cup water in large saucepan over medium heat.


Cook, stirring constantly, 5 to 7 minutes or until caramels and butter are melted.


Remove from heat.


In a bowl, stir together sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt.


Stir into caramel mixture until thoroughly combined.


Stir in pecans.


Pour into prepared crust.


Bake pie at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.


Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 20 more minutes, shielding edges of crust with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning.


Remove pie to a wire rack to cool.


Top with chocolate dipped pecans if desired.


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Notes

I got this from my friend Jenn as one of those recipe cards at my bridal shower. she got the recipe from her godmother

i made this for the first time this christmas and think it came out good. it was very sweet but i think it's supposed to be that way. I've only made a pie once before, but i thought the recipe was easy to follow. the only part i had trouble with was covering the edges with foil, and getting it back into the oven w/out the foil popping off . i ended up putting the pie-plate on top of a cookie sheet, then putting the foil on and then i didn't have to grab the edges of the pie plate to put it back in the oven. (i'm sure there are better suggestions on the forums here for this issue, but that was the trick i managed to figure out to get it to work so i thought i'd share it)

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