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Bessie’s Pecan Pie

Every November, my family gives thanks for Texas pecans, Karo syrup, special spices, and the secret recipe that turns them into the best pecan pie on earth.

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1/2 cup sugar
1 cup dark Karo corn syrup
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon each ground cloves and allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 unbaked pie shell
2 to 3 dozen pecan halves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring sugar and syrup to a boil. Allow to cool. Add next 7 ingredients, mix well, and pour into pie shell. Decorate with pecan halves and bake for 35 minutes.

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