Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pecan Pie - State Pie of Oklahoma

November, fresh Oklahoma pecans, and the approaching holidays make me crave pecan pie. Living in a state that not only holds the record for the world's largest pecan pie but also includes pecan pie in its official state meal impresses upon me a sense of responsibility to bake and eat as many versions as possible.

As a child who disliked nuts in my food, when I was served pecan pie I carefully pried off the top layer of nuts and ate only the rich custard filling and crust. Now I can't imagine leaving off that sweet layer of crunchy goodness.

I purchased pecans through the Oklahoma Food Coop from Sandy Creek Farms. Small, sweet, and crisp, these Oklahoma native pecans have a high oil content, and baking with them brings out their buttery richness. I toasted them in the oven for a few minutes to further enhance their flavor.

The folks at Sandy Creek included this recipe with their pecans:

Sandy Creek Farms Pecan Pie
1 cup waffle or corn syrup
1/3 cup sugar
3 eggs
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat syrup and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Beat eggs slightly; gradually pour in hot syrup as you continue beating. Add butter and pecans. Add one teaspoon vanilla if corn syrup is used. Pour into an unbaked 9-inch pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes.


  1. Yum!! I LOVE pecan pie! Looks terrific!

  2. 0ranny, this is so close to my recipe... mine only calls for 3/4 c corn syrup and 1/2 t salt. It is excellent and your pics are so special... like you!

  3. My friend who lives in OK used to receive packages from her Uncle when she lived here in So Cal and they were always packed with shelled pecans! They are almost $10 lb. this year in our stores. That would be an amazing gift!

  4. Beautiful pie and photos, Granny.
    How did you like this recipe compared to your past faves?

  5. Oh my goodness! Talk about delectable! This is on my must-do list.

  6. Looks delicious! Pecan pie is a favorite of my boys!

  7. The custard-y insides look very good! What is the difference between waffle syrup and pancake syrup?

  8. This looks so delicious! I LOVE pecan pie and made my 1st one this year.

  9. LOL, Plum Bush Cottage--sorry about that!


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