New Orleans Pecan Pie Recipe
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New Orleans Pecan Pie Recipe

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Although this pie is named for New Orleans, our town is the world's "pecan capital", so it fits us, too! My mama gave me this recipe, and it's my favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 516 calories, 24 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. For filling, in a large saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Stir in sour cream until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir for 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; gently stir in vanilla. Pour into baked pie shell; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add brown sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over warm filling; sprinkle with pecans. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as New Orleans Pecan Pie in Country October/November 1990, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 516 calories, 24 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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