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Ingredients

Pie crust:
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup water
Pie:
1-1/2 cups chopped pecans (leave a few whole for garnish)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup dark Karo Syrup
1/4 teaspoon flour
2 eggs, beaten
Dash salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon butter (no substitutes) melted
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell (see recipe)

Instructions

For pie crust, place flour, salt and baking powder in bowl. Stir with fork until mixed. Add oil and water. Stir briskly until dough forms and leaves sides of bowl. Recipe makes enough for top and bottom crust. Roll out between wax paper (use no other flour than first two cups). For pie, place pecans in bottom of pie shell. Mix remaining pie ingredients and pour over pecans. Place a few whole pecans on top in a circle design. Bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees.

Joan Holmes
Moline



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