(A basic method)

Makes 8 servings

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup light or dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans (or halves)
1 9-inch unbaked pie crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place eggs in a medium mixing bowl and whisk lightly. Add sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and melted butter. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine well. Stir in pecans.

Pour filling into prepared unbaked pie crust. Bake 45-55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

Note: If using a frozen pie crust, be forewarned that they brown easily. You may want to shield the crust with strips of aluminum foil cut about 3 inches wide and about 12-15 inches long. Wrap these around the edge of the pie pan so they cover the edge of the crust.