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November 17, 2017 1 min read 4 Comments

By Jack Matusek
pecan pie recipe

The French pooh pooh the American contribution to the culinary world, but there is one dish they concede to us - Pecan Pie. 


In our family, pecan pie is a constant staple.  Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and my favorite "Welcome Home," Nana Marge always makes her Southern Pecan Pie no matter the event.  The only change she has made over the years is a recent one - now she uses fail-proof cust.
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1 pie crust



  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and softened butter together by hand. 
  2. Add eggs one at a time and continue mixing.  Do not overbeat by using an electric mixer.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and fold until well blended.
  4. Pour mixture into a prepared pie crust and place a pie crust shield on top to prevent the crust from over-browning.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees or until an inserted knife comes out clean.


Double D Ranch co-founder, Cheryl McMullen, calls Jack Matusek, "son." He is a TCU graduate, a craft butcher, and charcutier.  He is currently in Europe completing his Master Butcher's certification and researching ethical slaughter. His goal is to educate, satiate, and entertain.  You can follow him and his journey at Raw Republic Meats.

4 Responses

Hilda Broom
Hilda Broom

November 26, 2017

This was a large hit at my Thanksgiving table! Thanks much for sharing.


November 21, 2017

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing this. Can’t wait to try it out. Combining both of your culinary skills guarantees this will be great!

Hilda Broom
Hilda Broom

November 21, 2017

Will use this recipe tomorrow!! Blessing for a wonderful Thanksgiving to You across the miles!

Rebecca Dyer
Rebecca Dyer

November 19, 2017

Enjoying reading the recipes will try.. love all
Double D … thanks to all your talent and I have a large collection.. Happy Thanksgiviing and Blessings to all and your families. ❤️?

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