What’s Cooking: National Pecan Pie Day

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Residents and staff at Vista Prairie Communities love finding a reason to eat sweets. Not that we need an excuse, but national holidays like today – National Pecan Pie Day – make baking and eating treats more fun.

If you like nuts and you like pie, then today is your day! Spread the love by baking an extra pie for your neighbor. Share the crunchy goodness of pecan pie with this delicious recipe:

Pecan Pie
Serves 8 (makes 1 pie)

3 large eggs
¾ C. sugar
½ stick (4 T.) butter, softened
12 t. salt
1 t. vanilla extract
½ C. light corn syrup
½ C. maple syrup or honey
1 ½ C. pecan halves
1 9-inch unbaked piecrust (homemade or pre-made)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat the eggs with the mixer until fluffy approximately 8 minutes. In another mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, butter, salt, vanilla and the syrups.

Gently fold in the eggs to the syrup mixture. Then fold in the pecans. Pour the filling into the crust.

Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until the filling is set and no longer wobbly in the center. Let cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!

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