Pecan nut pie


Tags: dessert

Use ouma’s ‘smeerkors’, same as for piesangtert and melktert.



  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup Karo dark corn syrup
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 single crust pie pastry, unbaked
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves


  1. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy; then add salt, corn syrup, eggs and vanilla.
  2. Line a pie pan with pastry and sprinkle evenly with pecans.
  3. Pour the filling over the pecans, covering completely.
  4. Bake in a very hot oven (450 degrees F) for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F and bake an additional 35 minutes longer or until knife inserted into the center comes out clean.



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