Eating Albanian

Pecan Pie

Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
3 tablespoons cold water
FILLING:
1-1/4 cups chopped pecans
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
3 large eggs
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pinch salt

Directions:

1. Mix in a bowl, the flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add cold water, tossing with a fork until a ball forms.
2. Roll out dough to fit a 9-inches pie plate. Transfer crust to the pie plate. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate. Flute the edges. Sprinkle with pecans and then set aside.
3. In a small bowl, beat the corn syrup, eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt until well blended. Pour over pecans.
4. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes our clean. Cool on a wire rack.

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