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Ninny's Nigh Unto World Famous Pecan Pie

This is a rich tasting southern dessert which my older sister made when I was a little kid. She was in high school when I was born and we had a very special relationship. I'm getting older now and want to share her recipe. Her name was Virginia but I gave her the name Ninny when I was learning to talk. I called it:


"Ninny's Nigh Unto World Famous Pecan Pie"


  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 3/4 cup dark Karo syrup
  • 3 eggs well beaten
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • unbaked pie shell


Cream butter and brown sugar. Stir in salt, Karo, eggs and vanilla extract Pour into pie shell. Bake at 450 degrees F. for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean

Servings: 6 to 8
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
45 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: From Virginia (Ninny) Morgan's "Gone With the Wind Cookbook" c late 1930s

By MartyD from Houston, TX


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September 23, 20090 found this helpful

I just realized a few days ago that I forgot the most important step; arranging the pecans on top. Silly me! Sorry

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