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Ambrosia Pecan Pie

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Makes

8 servings

Orange peel and coconut combine with pecans to make this a truly special and rich-tasting dessert. It always wins compliments at Christmas dinner. —Bernadine Stine, Roanoke, Indiana

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, corn syrup, sugars, orange juice, butter, orange zest and salt until well blended. Stir in pecans and coconut.
  2. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 523 calories, 31g fat (9g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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