Marie Callender’s Pecan Pie

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  • 1deep-dish piecrust,prepared according to package
  • 3/4stickunsalted butter
  • 1/2cuplight brown sugar
  • 1/4cupdark brown sugar
  • 1cuplight corn syrup
  • 1/4cupdark corn syrup
  • 2tsppure vanilla extract
  • 1/8tsporange zest,grated
  • 1/4tspsalt
  • 3cupspecan halves,some crushed


  • Set a rack in the middle of your oven and preheat it to 350 degrees.

  • Set your prepared crust into a nine-inch pie plate.

  • If you are using a homemade crust, trim the edges but leave a slight overhang, about 1/2-inch. Fold the overhang under the pie and then press against the rim of the pie plate.

  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add the brown sugars and whisk until smooth.

  • Remove the pot from the heat and whisk in both corn syrups, vanilla, zest if desired, and salt.

  • In a separate bowl, gently beat the eggs and then whisk into the corn syrup mixture.

  • Lay your pecan halves and pieces in the pie shell.

  • Pour the corn syrup mixture evenly over the top and then bake for about 50 minutes to 1 hour on top of a baking sheet.

  • Let cool completely until set and serve.

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    Torched Marie Callender’s Pie Became A Meme But Here’s What Really Happened

    A grandmother’s disastrous Thanksgiving dessert went viral. Turns out she baked it at 700 degrees.

    Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

    CNET freelancer Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, a journalist and pop-culture junkie, is co-author of “Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the ’70s and ’80s,” as well as “The Totally Sweet ’90s.” If Marathon candy bars ever come back, she’ll be first in line.

    Memes come out of nowhere, and they don’t take holidays off. Last Thanksgiving, a Georgia grandmother named Sharon Weiss burned a Marie Callender’s pumpkin pie, and posted a photo to the food company’s Facebook page, bitterly writing, “Thanks Marie Calendar for ruining Thanksgiving dessert.”

    But this was no ordinary holiday dinner mistake. The pie in the photo looked like it had been dug out of the ruins of Pompeii. The crust was black, the filling was black, and in a delightful addition, the top of the blackened filling had been broken to show the softer — but still totally torched — filling underneath.

    Social-media users were quick to jump on the disaster, pointing out that even Yule logs don’t get this burned, and they sit directly in the fireplace.

    Sharons Marie Callendar pie #BurnedAlongWithTheYuleLog

    Marky Mark

    Here’s the update you’ve been burning for. Sharon Weiss and Marie Callender’s have made up, and Weiss told me she now knows why her pie ended up looking like it was thrown into Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings.

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    Fruit pies hit hard on the brains nostalgia spot, so I knew the winner in this category had to have a buttery-tasting crust that was properly flaky. Fruit filling should be gooey and rich, but not soupy and the fruit should ideally be a combination of tart and sweet. Thats no small order, and one really delivered: The Razzleberry Pie.

    This pie combines raspberries and blackberries for a mouth-puckering tartness, which is tempered by a hint of sweet and creamy apple. The crust is gorgeous, and the slices come out clean and pretty. I also love that this pie tastes like the height of summer the fruit is really at peak ripeness. It may not be the most traditional flavor pairing, but its definitely one of Marie Callenders best.

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