Is it any wonder why one item on my bucket lists is to meet Paula Deen? She continues to give out these great recipes that just make you drool when you read the ingredients. I don’t know if I will ever get to meet her, but will continue to make her recipes, just in case I do, I want to be able to tell her how many of her recipes became some of my favorites. This one is at the top of the list. Taken from my new Cooking with Paula magazine*
*2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup butter
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teas sea salt
1 pie crust (I have to deviate just a bit on this item) She calls for refrigerated pie crusts. If you don’t make your own, buy the box of Betty Crocker pie crust mix. It is $2.09 and makes two crusts. All you do is add water to the mix and roll out. It is really so simple and they are so much better than refrigerated. Trust me on this!
3 large eggs
2 cups pecan halves
In a large skillet, stir together sugar, 1/2 cup water and corn syrup. Cook, without stirring, over medium-high heat for 8 minutes.or until mixture turns a deep honey color. Immediately remove from heat, and stir in butter until melted. Gradually stir in cream and salt until mixture is smooth. Pour mixture into a medium bowl and let cool at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350.
On a lightly floured surface, roll crust to a 14: circle. Transfer crust to a 9″ pie place, pressing into bottom and up sides. Fold edges under and crimp as desired. Whisk eggs into cooled sugar mixture until well combined and stir in pecans. Pour pecan mixture into crust.
Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until center is set. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.