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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.

    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