Equipment you will need:
For the crust:
1 1/4 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter or shortening, frozen
1/2 tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. ice water
Preheat oven to 375°.
Put the flour and salt into the bowl of the food processor and combine. Cut the butter/shortening into cubes add to the flour and pulse until the mixture resembles crumbs. Add ice water 1 Tbsp at a time, pulsing each time.
Take the dough out of the food processor and roll out into a disc, then line the bottom and sides of a 9" pie pan. Trim the edges and make a fluted or crimped edge.
For the Filling:
3 large eggs
1 c. corn syrup
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. melted butter or margarine
2 c. whole pecans
In the bowl of stand mixer, add eggs, corn syrup, sugar, vanilla & melted butter/margarine. Mix at medium speed until the sugars are combined and the mixture is frothy. Add the pecans, mix well, and pour into the pie crust.
Bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool on a rack for at least 1 hour.
Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.