New Orleans Pecan Pie Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 9-inch pie crust, baked
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

In saucepan, combine egg yolks, sour cream, granulated sugar, flour, vanilla and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 5 minutes. Pour into baked pie shell; set aside. In large mixing bowl, immediately beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add brown sugar; continue to beat until stiff. While filling is still warm, spread egg white topping over filling. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as New Orleans Pecan Pie in Country October/November 1990, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 516 calories, 24g fat (8g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 9-inch pie crust, baked
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  1. In saucepan, combine egg yolks, sour cream, granulated sugar, flour, vanilla and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 5 minutes. Pour into baked pie shell; set aside. In large mixing bowl, immediately beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add brown sugar; continue to beat until stiff. While filling is still warm, spread egg white topping over filling. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as New Orleans Pecan Pie in Country October/November 1990, p51

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