Oklahoma - Pecan Pie

The people of Oklahoma have taken the "official state food" game to a new level and covered all the bases by designating their official state MEAL!    

Which is...
Fried okra, squash, cornbread, barbecue pork, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and black-eyed peas.

WOW!  I'm full just reading the list!  I'm happy they chose such a delicious, southern classic as their official dessert!  

3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark Karo corn syrup
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups pecans (chopped or halves)
1 unbaked or frozen deep dish 9 inch pie crust 


  • preheat oven to 350 degrees 
  • in large bowl stir first 5 ingredients together until well blended
  • stir in pecans
  • pour into pie crust 
  • bake 55 - 65 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean and pie springs back when gently pressed
  • cool on a wire rack 
*to use a frozen crust, do not thaw.  preheat oven and cookie sheet (to catch spills).  pour filling into the crust and then place on preheated cookie sheet to bake.  


For some reason I seem to only think of Pecan Pie at Thanksgiving, but such a simple, all-season pie really should make it onto our plates more than just once a year.  Thank's for the reminder Oklahoma!  


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