North Carolina Pecan Pie

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

Welcome to Claire's

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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Our pecans come from Elbie Powers, who grows them on his farm in North Carolina. They are truly enormous, meaty, and amazing! Pure indulgence!


  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1⅓ cups light corn syrup
  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 9-inch prebaked piecrust (trans fat-free store bought will work in a pinch)


    1. Center the oven rack. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
    2. In a bowl, combine the eggs, salt, and sugar. Whisk well. Add the corn syrup, melted butter, and the vanilla. Whisk well. Set the prebaked piecrust on a cookie sheet to collect any spills. Spread the pecans evenly on the bottom of the prebaked piecrust. Ladle the filling over the pecans. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 350°F and bake for another 30-35 minutes, until the center is just set. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.