I don't understand why someone would go through the trouble of making their own pie dough when you can find a perfectly good one ready to go? Maybe I say this because I am not much into baking. When it comes to cooking however, I rather do most things from scratch. Either way you go, here's a great recipe that makes an easy (and not so super sweet) pecan pie.
Yes - I use store bought dough. I ordered my pecans from my favorite online store OH NUTS! because I love that they package everything in a resealable bag and I get my order rather quickly. Their website gives me all the nutritional information I need and did I mention, they have way more than nuts? Dried fruit, candies, chocolate and even gift baskets. I urge you to visit their site for the upcoming holidays. You won't be disappointed.
1 9-inch pie shell
1 3/4 cups pecans, coarsely chopped
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line your pie plate with your dough and crimp the edges with whichever style you like. Spread the pecans on the bottom.
In a small bowl, mix all other ingredients together and pour over pecans. They should float to the top. Place on a sheet pan or cookie sheet to make it easier to take in and out of the oven. Bake the pie for approximately 45 minutes. 20 minutes into it, the crust should be golden. At that point - use foil to cover the sides of the crust to prevent burning.
Allow the pie to cool for a little while and then place in the fridge so it can set. It tastes great alone or with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!