Okay, I have to admit it right here.  When it comes to pie, I would be easily classified as an addict that years of rehab would never be able to cure.  While my favorite pie is chocolate, the way grandma used to make, I also love pecan pie.  Maybe it comes from waking up on Thanksgiving morning and smelling the Turkey and dressing and all the trimmings.  Of course, right there on the counter along with all that good stuff would always be one or more pecan pies sitting there.  Even after stuffing myself with all that turkey and dressing. I always left room for a piece of that wonderful pie topped by a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Nothing brings back memories of my favorite holiday like sitting in front of the television, watching football with the family and savoring this most special treat.

Well, grandma has long since passed away, but Thanksgiving day still includes a couple of delicious pecan pies made with her special recipe.  One day while reminiscing and looking at old family pictures, I came across the recipe for these pies and thought about how I have enjoyed them so much through the years, that maybe it was time to share grandma's recipe with the rest of the world.  While my claim that this is the world's best pecan pie may be open for argument, I think that after you try this recipe, you will at least concede that it is one of the best. 


(makes two pies)
6 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups white Karo
Dash of salt 2 tsp vanilla
2 cups broken pecans
1 stick oleo or butter
2 unbaked pie shells(deep dish)

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Beat eggs and sugar together. Add Karo, and mix well. Add salt and vanilla. Pour into pie shell. Place one cup pecans on each pie, evenly around the pie. Thinly slice % stick of oleo or butter over each pie on top of pecans.

Cover cookie sheet with foil, and place the pies on that. This is in case of spillovers, plus you have no cleanup on your pan or in the oven.

Place pies in 200 degree oven for 15 minutes, or until oleo/butter melts. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until pie is done. You want it to be a little `jiggly" in the middle. Depending on the oven, it may take 35 to 40 minutes. Just make sure you do not overcook.