While I am on the topic of Mom & pies, I should go ahead an post her "PeCAN" pie.  This is another pie that SCREAMS the holidays for me.  Now, I don't love pecan pie as much as Chocolate Meringue but it is way up there ranking as  my 2nd favorite holiday pie.  This is Momma's EXACT recipe and it is SO easy you will want to run straight to your kitchen and bake one!  

3 eggs
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup of pecans
1 unbaked pie shell

Preheat oven to 375.
Beat eggs lightly in a large bowl.
Stir in sugar, syrup, melted butter and pecans.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until you can gently shake the pie and the pie will not move.  (Your pie needs to be firm in the middle!)

Let the cool for 30 minutes.
Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. 
Side note:
My mom used to make this recipe stretch into two pies. 
Pecans were expensive and she had LOTS of mouths to feed. 
I prefer it a bit thicker so I only make one pie out of it.

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