2 cups pecans, plus 1/2 cup for top of pie
1 store-bought 9" pie shell
1/2 cup less 1 tbsp. heavy cream
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. sherry
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/8 tsp. salt
1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
2. Break up pecan pieces and fill pie shell.
3. Place remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor; pulse for 10 seconds.
4. Pour mixture into pie shell and bake in oven for 25 minutes.
5. Arrange pecan halves on top; bake 10 more minutes.
6. Let cool.
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