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Peeking Into The Pecan Harvest

Posted at 11:45 AM, Nov 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-15 13:10:42-05

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) - Pecan harvesting has begun at Richard Bland College! Dr. Debbie Sydow, President of Richard Bland College, gives us the inside scoop on these historic nuts, and what the college plans to do with the money raised by the harvest. They were also nice enough to share their famous recipe for Pecan Pie – just in time for the holidays!

Official Pecan Pie Recipe: Luxury Pecan Pie

This recipe was adopted in 1963 by the College, and this article appeared in the Poor Richard, the RBC newspaper, announcing the recipe.


1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell

3 eggs

1/2 cup of heavy cream

1/2 cup of dark corn syrup

1 teaspoon of vanilla

3 tablespoons of bourbon

1 cup of sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons of melted butter

2 cups of thinly sliced pecans


Line 9 inch pie plate with pastry, flute edge and set aside. Beat eggs well, stir in remaining ingredients. Pour mixture into unbaked pie shell. Bake in hot oven (350 degrees) about 45 minutes, or until crust is browned and filling is slightly puffy. Cool on rack to room temperature before serving. Filling will flatten and become firm on cooling).