Usually I stick with the same recipe, which is the one you can find on the back of the Pecan bags, and truth be told, I've made that one every year. It worked, it never failed and it was good.
And then I started watching Duck Dynasty a few months ago and I became enthralled by Miss Kay's cooking. I noticed she had a Honey Pecan Pie and since I do love a good Pecan Pie I decided that I had to try it. It's SO good guys and it's the recipe I'll use from now on.
Seeing that it's Thanksgiving tomorrow, I always bake the pies the day before so that I'm not so overwhelmed with everything else on the day of.
So, I'm here to share the recipe with you and to encourage you to get your hands on Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen Cookbook. It will make a great gift for the cook in your family :)
Miss Kay's Honey Pecan Pie
Source: Kay Robertson
3 large eggs
¾ cup sugar
½ stick (4 Tbsp) butter, softened
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup light corn syrup (I use Karo)
½ cup maple syrup (I use Johnnie Fair) or honey
1½ cups pecan halves
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust, homemade or store bought
Heat the oven to 350ºF. Beat the eggs with the mixer until fluffy, about 8 minutes.
In another mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, butter, salt, vanilla, and syrups. Gently fold this into the eggs. Gently fold in the pecans. Pour the filling into the piecrust.
Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until the filling is set and no longer wobbly in the center.
Let cool completely before cutting.