Traditional Pecan Pie in a Jar
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  • 5 reviews Traditional Pecan Pie in a Jar Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 1 hour Total time 1 hour 10 mins Author: Susan Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 8 servings Ingredients 2 cups pecan halves, coarsely broken 1 cup sugar ¾ cup light corn syrup ¾ cup dark corn syrup 4 eggs ¼ cup butter 1½ teaspoons vanilla pinch salt 2 refrigerated 9 inch pie crust dough 8 half pint wide mouth mason jars, clean and dry Twine, if you so desire Instructions Preheat oven to 350°. Spread pecans on a cookie sheet and bake for 6 minutes to toast them. Set aside and let cool while you prepare the filling. In saucepan boil sugar and corn syrups together for 2 minutes; set aside to cool slightly. In large bowl beat eggs lightly and very slowly pour the syrup mixture into the eggs, stirring constantly so they don’t scramble. Stir in butter, vanilla, and salt. Spray all jars with non-stick cooking spray. Fill jars with pieces of dough half of the way up the jar and press down to fill the bottom and ⅓ of the way up the sides. Fill the bottom with a good layer of pecans and then pour filling to just below the lip. Place the jars on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes until done. Check at 25 minutes and cover top loosely with aluminum foil if it is getting too dark on top. Let cool for several hours before serving. Serve with sweetened whip cream or vanilla ice cream if desired. Tie with twine to make them extra special! Notes These little desserts freeze beautifully. But, do not bake them before freezing them. After the sugar and corn syrup mixture has completely cooled down, you assemble the ingredients in the jar, put the lid on and freeze them.I have frozen mine up to 1 month, after that they are calling my name from the freezer! When you take them out of the freezer, remove lids from jars and place jars on a baking sheet. Place baking sheet in a COLD oven. Then turn the oven to 375. That will give the jars a chance to warm up slowly as the oven preheats. If you’re really worried you can always let them sit at room temp for a bit first before putting them in a cold oven, but these are canning jars and used to extreme temperatures. Bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and the middles are bubbly.Also, please try this little dessert with my favorite Golden Yunnan adagio tea...it's Amazing! 3.4.3177

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