This pie has always been my favorite. It's kind of fun to have friends around here with pecan trees in their yards that share with us. It's not as much fun to have to shell them ourselves. ;) Since David is allergic we have also made this pie substituting almonds for the pecans. We even made it with pistachios once. That was interesting. It was actually pretty good but definitely unusual. My favorite version is the old standard with pecans though.
3/4 cup dark corn syrup
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 cup pecan halves
3 eggs, lightly beaten with a fork
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine eggs and corn syrup, mix well.Add sugar and mix thoroughly.Stir in salt and vanilla. Let stand about 5 minutes.Meanwhile spread pecans evenly on bottom of pie shell.Stir melted butter into syrup. Pour over pecans. Be sure all the pecans rise to the top.Bake at 375 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes or until center is firm.