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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"

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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

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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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