Basic Flaky Piecrust
or 1 store-bought piecrust, fitted into a 9-inch pie plate
light corn syrup
light brown sugar
unsalted butter (1/2 stick), melted
bourbon (or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract)
grated orange zest
- Set an oven rack in the lowest position and heat oven to 350º F. Place the pie plate on a foil-lined baking sheet.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the corn syrup, sugar, butter, eggs, bourbon, orange zest, and salt. Stir in the pecans.
- Pour the pecan mixture into the crust and bake until the center is set, 50 to 55 minutes. Let cool to room temperature before serving.