Friday, May 14, 2010

A Famous Kentucky Pecan Pie Recipe

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Did you read Thursday's Dear Abby column?  It featured Abby's Famous Pecan Pie Recipe, one of the column's most requested recipes.  The original Abby, Pauline Phillips "discovered" this pie years ago while she was a guest at the Phoenix Hotel in downtown Lexington, KY.  The hotel was opened in the 1820's and was an elegant, grand hotel.  The building was demolished in 1987.  The location is now Phoenix Park on Main Street in Lexington. 

Abby's Famous Pecan Pie Recipe

1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
9-inch unbaked pie crust
1 heaping cup pecan halves

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine corn syrup, brown sugar, eggs, butter, salt and vanilla; mix well.  Pour into unbaked pie crust; sprinkle with pecan halves. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until center is set.  A toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean when pie is done.  Cool and serve.  Enjoy!


bennie and patsy said...

Oh how we do love Pecan Pie.

racheld said...

Wonderful recipe, except that if you stir the pecans into the batter, they float to the top anyway, and bake all glazy and shiny and with that caramelly crunch of being bathed in the sugary syrup.

And where I'm from, it's always, "Kaaay-ro Pecan Pie."

Bernideen said...

Thanks...I am printing this out!

parTea lady said...

Pecan pie is my hubby's favorite. I make it often from a recipe in an old church cookbook. The recipe is similar, but uses less syrup and no salt.

Marilyn said...

My husband would love this. He requests pecan pie every Thanksgiving.

Lavender Cottage said...

Who wouldn't love a piece of that yummy pecan pie?
I have a friend with a version that is less sweet than the traditional ones and I've been using her recipe. I'll have to compare the two.

Angela McRae said...

Yum -- I LOVE a good pecan pie! Thanks for sharing this one!

Susan said...

I have that old newspaper clipping
somewhere of Dear Abbey's pie!


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