Food & dining

Recipe for Southern pecan pie

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

Makes one 9-inch pie

Jim Willis uses light Karo syrup for this refined Southern pecan pie.

One unbaked 9-inch pie crust
½cup sugar
¼teaspoon salt
1cup light corn syrup
cup butter, melted and cool but still liquid
1teaspoon vanilla extract
2cups pecan halves

1. Set the oven at 350 degrees.

2. Place the crust on a rimmed baking sheet.


3. In a bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, salt, corn syrup, butter, and vanilla. Stir in the pecans. Pour the filling into the crust.

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4. Bake the pie for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted between the rim and center of the filling comes out clean. Cool before cutting into slices.

Adapted from Jim Willis