What is one of the first things one thinks of when they think of classic southern desserts? Pecan pie of course! Pecan pie is a delicious mix of sweet, creamy caramel filling topped with beautifully roasted pecan halves in a wonderful, flaky crust. Every southern belle has baked up one of their own, and love to share the pie with others.
Sea Island guests not only expect pecan pie, but they certainly love it. It is served in many forms- cute, decadent pecan tartlets, individual pecan tarts and of course, as a whole pie. Every summer, during the traditional Plantation Supper at Rainbow Island, the whole pecan pie is featured and nearly completely devoured every night because it is so popular.
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a whisk or stick blender. Lay the pecans in the bottom of the pie crust. Pour filling over the pecans; be sure to cover every one so they do not burn.
3. Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes. The pie should just be slightly risen above the edge of the crust and should spring back when touched. Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving. Refrigerate any leftovers up to 1 week.