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The best pecan pie recipe is made with a secret ingredient that you have in your kitchen right now -- browned butter! There's always room in the fridge for a fresh homemade pie with sweet pecan nuts!
Prepare your pie crust, and pop it in the fridge until you are ready. Use a deep 9-inch pie plate so that it doesn't bubble over while cooking.
In a small bowl, combine the sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, salt, and ground cinnamon, and whisk to combine well. Add the eggs, and whisk until well combined.
In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter, and then cook, stirring very often, until the butter starts to darken and smells fragrant, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Slowly pour the brown butter into the sugar mixture while whisking until well combined. Add the nuts (you can chop them up or not; I like mine chopped up a bit).
Pour the pie filling into the prepared crust, and line with additional pecans if desired.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 50 to 60 minutes. The middle can jiggle just a bit, but should not be sloshy. Remove from the oven, and allow the pie to cool before cutting and serving!