Pecan pie

My Grandma (Nanny) had some pecan trees in her back yard and she made the best pies. I have been working at the same place for the last fifteen years and found out we have 3 trees on the property. I knew we had one because of the squirrels but there were 2 more I couldn’t see.

At lunch I decided it was time for a walk about.  I needed to open my eyes and see what god has provided.


Redneck nut cracker (not recommended) but you got to run with what you brung. Had to toss half of them (on ground to long) but got my 1-1/2 cup.



  • 1 cup light Karo syrup (some prefer dark)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tblsp, butter melted
  • 1 tsp, vanilla extract (oops I spilled some more)
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 oz. pecans, broken)
  • 1 unbaked deep dish 9″ pie crust
  • Optional, 1 tblsp cornmeal

Combine first 6 ingredients and place in pie crust, you can melt the butter and sugar first if you want (don’t add eggs until cool). Place pie on a baking sheet in a pre heated 350F oven and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool on rack for 2 hours then refrigerate.


It’s not a show stopper but I did the best I could, still cooling off.


Here is a piece from the next day.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. BeaFreitas says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a pecan pie, now I’ve got a recipe to follow! Thank you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. digiornodad says:

      Thank you for your comment, hope you enjoy it.


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