Perfecting The Classic Pecan Pie


(NAPSA)}—Timespent sharing a traditional holiday treat with family and friends can be a wonderful way to sweeten yourday. Here, for Thanksgiving, is a Classic Pecan Pie recipe created by the trusted experts at Karo Syrup’s Test Kitchen. Plus, for a definite crowdpleaser at any family gathering, try this Creamy Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip, delicious andeasyto serve with kettle chips, snack crackers or fresh vegetables. For moreseasonal recipes and tips, visit or Classic Pecan Pie Prep Time: 5 minutes Bake Time: 60 to 70 minutes Cool Time: 2 hours Yield: 8 servings Perfecting The Classic Pecan Pie 1 cup sour cream 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened % cup diced green onions Crumbled bacon and green onions {optional garnish) Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heatuntil crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove Enjoying this Classic Pecan Pie with family and friends can be a wonderful way to sweeten a holiday gathering. bacon to paper towel-lined plate to cool; crumble. Remove all but 2 tablespoonsof the bacon grease from skillet. Add butter to skillet with bacon grease. Stir in sweet and red onions and cook over medium heat until soft (about 5 minutes), stirring frequently. Stir in 1 tablespoon corn syrup. Continue to cook for 10 to 15 minutes until onions are directed. Pour filling into with cooking spray before plac- caramelized.Stir in remaining frozen crust and bake on pre- ing pie crust in pan. If pie crust 1 tablespoon corn syrup, vineheated cookie sheet. is overbrowning, cover edges gar and crumbled bacon. Mix 1 cup sugar withfoil. well and remove from heat. If 2 tablespoonsbutter, melted Recipe Note:Pie is done when needed, drain any excess Creamy Carmelized Onion 1 teaspoon Spice Islands center reaches 200 F. Tap cengrease. Let mixture cool for 20 and Bacon Dip Pure Vanilla Extract ter surface of pie lightly—it minutes. Prep Time: 15 minutes 1% cups(6 ounces) pecans should spring back when done. Beat sour cream and cream Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes 1 (98-inch) unbaked or Foreasy cleanup, spray pie pan cheese in a bowl with hand Cool Time: 20 minutes frozen* deep-dish pie crust mixer until well blended and Yield: 4 cups creamy. Stir in green onions. Preheat oven to 350 F. 8 ounces bacon Stir in caramelized onion and Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, bacon mixture and mix well. (6 to 8 strips) butter and vanilla using a 2 tablespoons butter Serve immediately or chill spoon. Stir in pecans. Pour 1 medium-sweet onion, until ready to serve. Garnish filling into pie crust. chopped with additional bacon and Bake on center rack of oven for 1 medium red onion, green onions,if desired. 1 cup Karo Light OR Dark Corn Syrup 3 eggs 60 to 70 minutes. Cool for 2 hours on wire rack hefore serving. *To use prepared frozen pie crust: Place cockie sheet in oven and preheat oven as chopped This Creamy Caramelized Onion and BaconDip is a crowd-pleaser at any family gathering. 2 tablespoons Karo? Dark Corn Syrup 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar Recipe Note: While dark corn syrup is preferred, light corn syrup mayhe substituted if desired.