19 November 2011

Caramel Pecan Pie

Less than a week before Thanksgiving and I have another pie recipe for you.  Thanksgiving has nothing to do with why I made this pie; it's really just a timing coincidence.  There is a reason I made this pie but I can't tell you about it yet. This is a Southern Living recipe.

Caramel Pecan Pie

1 refrigerated pie crust
28 caramels
4 tbsp butter
¼ cup water
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
½ tsp vanilla 
¼ tsp salt
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped and toasted

Preheat oven to 400°.

Fit piecrust into a 9” pie plate according to package directions; fold edges under, and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of piecrust with a fork.

Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned; cool on wire rack.

Combine caramels, butter, and water in medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, 5 to 7 minutes or until caramels and butter are melted; remove from heat.

Stir together sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt. Stir into caramel mixture until thoroughly combined.  Pour into prepared crust.  Top with pecans.

Bake pie at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°, and bake 20 more minutes, shielding edges of crust with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning if necessary.  Remove pie to a wire rack to cool. 

Makes 8 servings.

I had never made pecan pie before, but this was a great recipe to start with! It's so good!  Caramel and pecans go together so well, so it's no surprise that someone decided to put caramel in a pecan pie.  After having this one, I don't see any point in making a regular pecan pie!

So if you are looking for a pie to sit alongside your pumpkin pie on the Thanksgiving dessert table, I highly recommend this one.  It's a great alternative for those who don't care for pumpkin pie, but it's still has that "fall" feel to it.

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Kristen said...

That pie sounds seriously delicious. What a great and easy idea to use caramels!

feedthebf said...

Definitely going to have to try this one soon! It would be perfect for the holiday =)

Aimeeberrett said...

This looks absolutely amazing! Now I just need an excuse to make it. I decided to give you the versatile blogger award. Check it out here. http://likemother-likedaughter-food.blogspot.com/2011/12/versatile-blogger-award.html

Marsha@The Harried Cook said...

This sounds really delicious! Caramel and pecan sound so good together :) I am happy to have found your blog! :) :) 

Lesa @ Edesia's Notebook said...

Thanks so much, Aimee!

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