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John Thorne's Best-Ever Pecan Pie

John Thorne's Best-Ever Pecan Pie


  • flour, for dusting the work surface
  • flaky pie crust
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar, dark muscovado sugar, turbinado sugar, or light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup or lyle’s golden syrup
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), at room temperature, plus more for coating the pie plate
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups pecan halves, coarsely chopped (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • slightly sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)

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