Pecan Puffs

Pecan Puffs

Pecan Puffs

Yields: about (40) 1.5 inch balls

Rich and devastating. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Beat until soft: ½ cup butter

Add and blend until creamy: 2 tablespoons sugar

Add: 1 teaspoon vanilla

Measure, then grind in a nut grinder: 1 cup pecan meats

Sift before measuring: 1 cup cake flour

Stir the pecans and the flour into the butter mixture. Roll the dough into small balls. Place balls on a greased baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes. Roll while hot in: Confectioner’s sugar. To glaze, put the sheet back into the oven for a minute. Cool and serve.


Source: The Joy of Cooking – P. 669

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie


1 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs 
1 1/2 cups pecan halves or pieces
1  frozen deep dish pie crust (from 12-oz package)


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F; place cookie sheet in oven to preheat.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, salt and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended; stir in pecans. Pour into frozen crust.
  • 3
    Bake on preheated cookie sheet 35 to 45 minutes or until center is set. After 15 to 20 minutes of baking, cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Cool 30 minutes; refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled before serving. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.