Happy Thanksgiving and Killer Pecan Pie Recipe

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Thanksgiving is a day to remember what we’re grateful for. I’m thankful for many things, including you, my readers. I appreciate your generosity and support and the time you take to read, comment, and share your stories. You’ve made this blogging journey a joy and helped create a fabulous community.
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Here is my Killer Pecan Pie recipe that I got adapted from the NY Time recipe book.

Killer Pecan Pie

You’ll need one unbaked pie shell. I unroll mine the old fashion way, direct from the deli case, premade by Pillsbury. I know, I know… pie crust is important. But if I’m cutting a corner here and there, it’ll be on the crust because, for me – it’s all about the filling. At least I unroll it, put it in a glass pie plate, and hand flute the edges;)


2 cups pecan pieces – they taste better if you buy halves and cut them yourself

3/4 salted butter

1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed

4 eggs – room temperature

1 1/4 tsp vanilla

pinch of salt

3/4 – 1 cup pecan halves, not broken

1 1/4 cup of dark corn syrup


Beat eggs in a mixing bowl, add vanilla.

In a saucepan over medium heat, cook brown sugar and corn syrup until it boils gently. This gets rid of the grittiness of the sugar.

Add the hot syrup mixture to the eggs, stirring constantly. Add melted butter then chopped pecans.

Pour into your carefully handmade and delicious crust.pecan pie ready to go into the oven on A Well Styled Life

Arrange unbroken pecan halves on top into a pattern of your choosing. I usually go for the standard ringed look.

Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes until gelled in the center and not too brown. If it begins to brown early, cover it loosely with a little foil.

jennifer Connolly's killer pecan pie on A Well Styled Life

I serve mine with homemade whipped cream ( I don’t cut corners on that), but ice cream would also be good too.

I suspect the calorie count is whopping, but it’s so worth it.jennifer connolly shares her killer pecan pie recipe on A Well Styled Life

Are you a fan of Pecan Pie?

Around 70% of people will be shopping on Thanksgiving Day. I suggest you stay in with loved ones, drinking warm cider by the fire, watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV and let your fingers do the shopping online.

Thanks for reading, ladies, and I’ll see you on the flip side.



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