A Delicious and Simple Midcentury Pecan Pie Recipe

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A Delicious and Simple Midcentury Pecan Pie Recipe

March 21, 2016 - 09:39
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I discovered this amazing recipe for pecan pie in an old cookbook from the 1960's.

I absolutely love a good pecan pie. It is a special treat that is good any time of year, and it is surprisingly easy to make. I recently found an old cookbook from the 1960's while shopping at an estate sale. This cookbook is all about baking and is full of amazing recipes. The first one I tried is their pecan pie recipe. It turned out to be exceptionally delicious, so I figured I would share it with all our readers. If you are craving pecan pie, you don't want to miss out on this recipe!


1 cup soft butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs
2 cups chopped pecans


I purchase the crust at the grocery store. I personally use Marie Callender crust, because I think it i tastes good and it comes pre-formed and ready to use. You can find it in the freezer aisle at the grocery store. However, feel free to select your favorite brand or make your own.

Mix the butter, sugar, corn syrup, salt, and vanilla and blend it until the batter becomes smooth. Add the eggs and continue mixing it until it becomes smooth and blended. Mix in the chopped pecans until they are blended in throughout the batter. Pour the mixture into the pie shell. Fill it until the batter falls slightly below the rim of the crust. The Pie will rise a little bit, so you don't want to overfill it. I usually take some of the chopped pecans, and I place them on the top of the pie so the top has a nice layer of pecans. Then I bake it in the oven at 375 degrees F. Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes until the filling is set and the top is golden. I use a toothpick to test the center of the pie and see how done it is keeping in mind that like cookies, the pie will set a little bit more after it sits for awhile outside the oven.

Let the pie cool for a little bit and then it is ready to serve on its own or with some vanilla ice cream. Let us know if you try this pecan pie recipe out. I think you will be very pleased with the results!

*This recipe is originally found in the following cookbook.
Casella, Dolores. "White House Pecan Pie" A World of Baking. Ed. David White. New York: David White, INC., 1968. 247. Print.