Unadorned Perfection Pecan Pie
1 c All-purpose flour
1/8 t Salt
1/2 c Butter or Margarine
3 T Water
1/4 c Butter or Margarine,softened
1 c Sugar
3/4 c Light corn syrup
2 t Vanilla
1 1/4 c Pecan halves
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
For crust,combine flour and salt.Cut in butter with pastry blender (or two knives) until
flour is just blended into form of pea-size chunks.Add all of water.Toss lightly until
dough will form a ball. Press between hands to form 5 to 6" pancake.
Flour rolling surface and pin lightly.Roll dough into circle and trim 1" larger than
upside-down 9" pie plate. Loosen dough, carefully.Fold into quarters.Unfold and press
into pie plate. Fold edge under.Flute as desired.
For filling,cream butter and sugar in mixing bowl.Beat in eggs, syrup and vanilla.Stir in
pecans.Pour filling into unbaked pie shell.
Bake @ 375 degrees for 5 minutes.Reduce heat to 325 degrees. Bake for 45 minutes or until
knife inserted in center comes out clean.Cool to room temperature before cutting.
Makes one 9" pie.
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