Heart of Dixie Pecan Pie
- One batch Sweet Pastry Dough, for a 1-crust pie
- 1 cup dark corn syrup
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 3 large eggs
- Pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons Bourbon
- 2 cups pecan halves or pieces, or a combination
Prepare and chill the dough.
For the filling, combine corn syrup and sugar in saucepan and stir to mix. Place over low heat and bring to a boil, without stirring. Remove from heat, add butter and allow butter to melt. In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs to break up and whisk in salt and Bourbon. Whisk in syrup and butter mixture, being careful not to over mix. Allow to cool while preparing bottom crust.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set a rack in the lowest level. For the bottom crust, lightly flour the work surface and the dough and roll it to a 12-inch disk. Fold the dough in half and place it in the pan; unfold the dough and press it firmly into the pan. Trim away all but 1/2-inch excess dough at edge of pan. Fold dough under and flute edge.
Arrange pecans in crust. Skim foam from top of filling (or the top will have an unattractively mottled surface) and pour over pecans. With the back of a fork, press the pecans down into the filling so that they are immersed.
Recipe Courtesy of Nick Malgieri