To finish this Christmas dinner in style, I am suggesting a traditional pecan pie. Many people would go with a pumpkin pie. I served that for Thanksgiving, and I want to make a change for Christmas. Can you believe that Christmas is only 14 days away. I need to speed up my shopping. I haven’t started yet. I am always last minute. I know it is not the smartest thing to do, but I am not definitive on the gifts this year. I am stuck on my husband’s. Anyways, at least, I am ahead of the game when it comes to my dinner, right? We cannot plan everything, can we? So let’s see how you can impress your guests, in-laws, parents with this traditional pecan pie recipe.
Traditional Pecan Pie Christmas Recipe
- Refrigerator pie crust, baked (follow baking directions package)
- 2/3 C sugar
- 1/3 C unsalted butter, melted
- 1 C corn syrup
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Three eggs, room temp
- 1 C chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, beat all the ingredients except pecans with an electric mixer until well blended.
- Add in pecans. Stir then pour into the baked pie crust.
- Using a 2- to 3-inch-wide strip of foil cover the crust edges of the pie to prevent burning.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes or until the center is set.
- Remove the foil from the pie crust edge for last 15 minutes of baking.
- Place the pie in the refrigerator at least 2 hours or until chilled before serving.
- Store any left overs in the refrigerator.
Although fresh is the best; you can prepare this pecan pie one day before and store it in the fridge. It will reduce some holiday stress level.
Get the kids involved in the process. The pie might not be decorated as you wish but they will have fun, and you do something else. They can roll the dough, add the pecans and, of course, taste the filling. It’s my daughter’s favorite thing to do: the tasting part. As much as I love a good presentation, having fun baking with my little one is precious and one of my sweetest holiday memories.
What is your favorite Christmas dessert? A traditional pecan pie or a pumpkin pie.