Grandma Swains pecan pie

When the holidays came around Grandma Swain was always busy making goodies. She enjoyed baking and when the weather cooled down she went to making food for the boys. Her pecan pie was special. Made with sorghum molasses, it was not as sweet as the pies you buy nowadays in the store. In later years she substituted pre-made pie crusts and Dark Karo syrup if she could not get sorghum molasses. We skipped the homemade crust part of this recipe.

1 pie crust (pre-made)
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon cornstarch
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup sorghum molasses
1½ cups chopped pecans

Pre-heat the oven to 375°. Roughly chop
the pecans. (save some halves for the top)
Combine the brown sugar and the eggs in a
large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
Add the cornstarch and salt.
Melt the butter and stir it in.
Add the chopped pecans and sorghum
and mix one last time.

Pour everything into pie crust
Lay pecan halves on the top
(as many as you like - you may have to
let it fi rm up a little fi rst)
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the
center is fi rm.
Let the pie sit for 15 minutes before cutting.
Grandma Swains pecan pie Grandma Swains pecan pie Reviewed by kensunm on 7:00:00 PM Rating: 5

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