Caramel Pecan Pie

This mouth-watering pecan pie is wonderful any time of the year. In approximately an hour you can be enjoying warm pecan pie. Serve this pie with whipped cream, ice cream or a nice cup of coffee.
Ingredients -
1 (9 inch) Unbaked Pie Crust
36 individually Wrapped Caramels, unwrapped
1/4 cup Butter
1/4 cup Milk
3/4 cup White Sugar
3 Eggs
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Pecan Halves
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. On the stovetop over low heat, combine caramels, butter and milk in a small saucepan.

3. Stir frequently until smooth.

4. Remove caramel mixture from the heat, set aside.

5. Combine eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt in a large bowl.

6. Slowly mix in the caramel mixture, so the eggs don’t scramble.

7. Add the pecans.

8. Pour pecan pie mixture into pie crust.

9. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until edges of crust is golden brown.

10. Allow pie to cool so filling stops cooking and firms up.

Variations and Recipe Ideas:

Cooking Tip

Pecans are rich in anti-oxidants, may reduce the risk of heart disease, and contain 19 vitamins and minerals. Pecans make a perfect snack food and a great ingredient for any recipe calling for nuts.

Cooking Tip

Caramel candies vary in quality. Caramel can also be made from scratch at home quite easily. Do yourself a favor and either make the candy at home with quality ingredients or buy some gourmet candies at a candy store.
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