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Southern Pecan Pie

Item Needed

  • 10-inch cast-iron skillet

Ingredients

  • 1/2 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bourbon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Fit pie crust into a 10-inch cast-iron skillet; sprinkle piecrust with powdered sugar.
  2. Whisk eggs in a large bowl until foamy; whisk in brown sugar and next 7 ingredients. Pour mixture into pie crust, and top with pecan halves.
  3. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 300°, and bake 30 more minutes. Turn oven off, and let pie stand in oven, with door closed, until oven cools down.

 

Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings

Total: 1 Hours, 10 Minutes

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