I’m waking up and bakin’, watching the parade…

It has been a crazy long time since I last shared a recipe!  This stops now, I love cooking, although I don’t always have the motivation to do it!  I’m also really into baking pies and cookies.  And this time of year is my favourite to bake.  It’s cooler, the leaves are mostly covering the ground, and baking delicious treats is a great way to spend an afternoon.  I also enjoy cooking and baking for my family, here is one of my favourite recipes for the holiday season.  This pecan pie is a staple in my family for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  And although I’ve tweaked it over the years it’s still really great and it usually turns out well.

Pecan Pie (taken from the Karo Syrup bottle and karosyrup.com)


  • 1 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup (I use light)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar (I use half sugar, half brown sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract (I use McCormick, it works just fine) 
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) pecans
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked OR frozen** deep-dish pie crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix corn syrup (I use light Karo syrup), eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie crust.  **I use half sugar and half brown sugar ** I bring to a boil : corn syrup, sugar, butter, and vanilla.  I then let mixture cool, then I fold in the eggs. 

Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes (see tips for done-ness, below). Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving.

I prefer to make my own pie crust, I am still trying to find my perfect recipe. 

RECIPE TIPS: Pie is done when center reaches 200°F. Tap center surface of pie lightly – it should spring back when done. For easy clean up, spray pie pan with cooking spray before placing pie crust in pan. If pie crust is over-browning, cover edges with foil.

I hope that everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  As always I’m also on mashed potato and pumpkin pie duty.  I’m sure I’ll be preparing other portions of our meal as well.  Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday.  I am so looking forward to spending a very nice day with my family and enjoying a lot of yummy food!  And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now, 

Title from: Life After Lisa by Bowling For Soup  

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