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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.

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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.

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

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