Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 40-45 mins
Easy - for beginners
So buttery, so good, so addictive! Toasting the fresh pecans is key. The magic ingredient to set off that dark brown sugar goodness is none other than good ol' Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey. Let every morsel melt in your mouth. Happy Thanksgiving!
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Toast pecans until you can smell them (about 10 mins.)
In saucepan, heat rest of ingredients on low until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
Beat eggs in separate bowl. Add gradually to sugar mixture. (Tip: So that eggs do not cook in hot sugar, mix about 1 tbsp or so hot sugar mix into eggs before adding to rest in saucepan.)
Heat oven to 400° F.
Place frozen pie crust in deep dish glass pie pan. (Pyrex)
Place pie pan on cookie sheet.
Sprinkle toasted pecans in pie crust. Pour sugar filling over pecans.
Bake for 10 mins. Reduce oven heat to 350° F. Bake for another 30-35 mins. until center is set. Test center w/ knife to see if it comes out clean.
Cool on rack until warm.
Serve a la mode w/ creamy French Vanilla ice cream.
Savor every morsel. ;)