From the Holiday Chapter, in A Passion for Baking, Marcy Goldman, Oxmoor House 2007. What makes my pecan pie special is the use of my favorite brands of corn syrup and cane syrup, but you can use other brands and still have a great-tasting pie. For a Chocolate Pecan Pie, add 3⁄4 cup chocolate chips to the filling. For a great trick on how to bake a blind pie shell (or prebake) - check out A Passion for Baking, Marcy Goldman, Oxmoor House - the special baker's trick is photographed in perfect detail. No more soggy pie crusts or buckling pie bottoms!

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