This is the one pie that I always required my mom to make for the holidays. I would always want to cut into it right when it came out of the oven, but I would have to wait until after dinner! It is worth the wait!
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tablespoons brandy
- 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, beat eggs together with half-and-half. Mix in sugar, flour, salt, molasses, corn syrup, vanilla, and brandy. Stir in pecans. Pour into pie crust.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until done.
This pie traditionally has problems setting up on rainy days.