When it comes to building deep, delicious flavor, pecan pie has it all. The molten, molasses goodness of brown sugar, the aroma of real vanilla that permeates every room of your house and reminds you that a vanilla pod really is the fruit of a flower, and, of course, the pecans themselves. Here, in our version of this southern classic, they range from crispy and candied on top to soft and nut-buttery inside.
Combined, these ingredients make for a pie filling that clearly demonstrates why the phrase “ooey-gooey goodness” was invented. (We even check the temperature toward the end of baking to make sure it hits the perfect ooey-gooey goodness we’re after.)
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