I spent the weekend in Dunn, North Carolina with my boyfriend’s family, celebrating the matriarch of the family’s 99th birthday. What a great occasion to celebrate! We stayed at his Aunt Mary’s house and she was so hospitable! I decided to post her recipe for pecan pie that Ben’s mom makes each year for Thanksgiving. (I’ve added it to my repertoire as well) The recipe is super easy and makes two pies.


Best Pecan Pie
Courtesy of Mary Pope

1 2/3 cups white sugar
1 2/3 cups white Karo syrup
5 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups pecans
2 T melted butter (optional)

Mix ingredients and pour into unbaked pie crust. Bake at 300 for 50-55 minutes. Makes 2 pies.