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Serves 6 | Prep Time 20 | Cook Time 40-55

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Ingredients You'll Need

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
9" pie shell
2 cups small pecan halves
1/3 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup large pecan halves
Unbaked pie crust


Preheat Over to 350

Place 2 cups small pecan halves on a cookie sheet and toast in a 350 degrees F oven for 8-12 minutes, shaking the pan once during baking time, until the pecans are fragrant. Let cool completely, then coarsely chop.

Turn up heat to 400

When ready to make the pie, Place unbaked pie crust in freezer until ready to bake. Bake according to packaging or until just beginning to brown on the edges.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat; mix in sugars and salt with wire whisk until butter is absorbed. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in corn syrup and vanilla.

Place saucepan over very low heat. Cook and stir constantly with wire whisk until mixture is hot and looks shiny, about 6-7 minutes. You have to stir constantly so the mixture cooks evenly and the eggs don't scramble on the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat and strain into a large bowl (this is important!), then stir in the cooled, toasted pecans.

As soon as the pie shell comes out of the oven, decrease oven temperature to 300 degrees. Pour pecan mixture into hot pie crust. Place large pecan halves on top of the filling in a decorative pattern.

Bake the pie until center feels set but soft when gently pressed, and moves slightly when gently jiggled, about 40-55 minutes. You may need to cover the edges of the crust with foil to prevent over browning, or cover the top of the pie with foil so it doesn't get too brown. Transfer pie to wire rack and let cool completely, at least 4 hours.

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