Amazing Pecan Pie

This Traditional Pecan Pie recipe, filled with gooey sweetness and hints of caramel, is so good and easy to make you will want to enjoy it year round.

Set the oven rack to the middle position and preheat to 350 degrees F. 

On a sheet pan, add 1 1/2 cups pecan halves and bake for 10 minutes until they are toasted and appear slightly darker. Once cool enough to handle, give a rough chop and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and maple syrup until incorporated. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking to make sure each egg is blended before adding another.

Next, add the vanilla, sea salt, cinnamon and flour, whisking out any lumps. Add the butter and continue whisking to incorporate. With a rubber spatula, fold in the chopped pecans.

Pour the filling into the prepared pie shell. Decorate with additional pecans, if you wish. Bake in the preheated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees. The pie will rise and puff up all the way to the center. The top will crack, but will quickly settle down after it cools.

Remove the pie from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack; cool at room temperature. Serve with whip cream or vanilla ice cream.