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Oakland Fire Department Pecan Pie

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Here is the recipe from the Oakland Fire Department, in California.  Our dad was with them for 31 years, retiring as Captain.  Firefighters here work 24 hour shifts, sleeping in dormitories, and cooking meals together. They are known for their good recipes. The Fire Departments of various cities write cookbooks and often compete in cooking contests.

Oakland Fire Department Pecan Pie

Beat 3 eggs thoroughly with 2/3 cup sugar, a dash of salt, 1 cup dark corn syrup, and 1/3 cup melted butter. Add 1 cup pecan pieces. Pour into 9-inch unbaked pastry shell.

Bake in moderate oven (350 F) 50 minutes or till knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean. Cool and serve.

(Karo is the brand of corn syrup I use, and I often mix it half and half with golden syrup)
And of course, if you eat this pie when its cold, it has absolutely no calories! Enjoy. -

Helen Wood, California

Here is a variation from Marcia Sinclair, North Carolina
3 whole eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup of dark corn syrup
3 tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of pecans
1 pie shell, partially baked
Mix all ingredients, and pour into pieshell. Bake at 375 degrees fahrenheit for 40 minutes or until firm in the middle. Cool before cutting. Makes 6 servings.
Marcia calls this her "heart attack pie waiting to happen."