Wine Club Member Recipe Spotlight: Grandmother Geraldine’s Pecan Pie

Everyone knows that the quintessential Southern dessert is a homemade pecan pie. Finding that perfect pecan pie recipe, though, can be as difficult as finding the perfect wine. Thankfully, Signor Vineyards comes to the rescue with both!


Keri and Michael Wilson, 3 Bottle Town and Country Wine Club members since September 2018, were kind enough to pass their family’s treasured recipe to us, and we are so excited to pass it onto you just in time for the holidays.

Keri with Grandmother Geraldine
From Keri and Michael:

“My Grandmother Geraldine Crawford perfectly perfected this recipe during her 93 years on earth. She prepared pecan pie at every family gathering for as long as I and my mother can remember. I was lucky enough to be able to have her teach me this recipe when I was a teenager and now I have passed it down to my three daughters, too! This recipe is truly a treasure for us, so much so that I have her handwritten recipe hanging as wall art in my kitchen. I hope you love this sweet pie as much as we do the memory of the woman who created it.”

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Grandmother Geraldine’s Pecan Pie



· 3 cups flour
·1 tsp salt
· 6 tbsp water
· 1 ¼ shortening
· 1 egg, well-beaten
· 1 tbsp vinegar


Cut shortening into flour and salt. Combine egg, water, and vinegar.
Pour liquid into flour mixture and blend with a spoon just until flour is all moistened.

This is an easy crust to handle and maybe rerolled without toughening.
It also keeps in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


· Ingredients
· 1 cup sugar
· 1 cup corn syrup
· ¼ cup margarine
· 3 eggs, well-beaten
· 1+ cups pecans
· *may add 1 extra egg


Combine sugar, corn syrup, and margarine. Add to eggs. Put pecans in unbaked pie shell.
Pour sugar mixture over pecans.

Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes then turn temperature to 300°F. Bake for 50 minutes.


This recipe, written in 1939, is the result of many years of Geraldine Crawford’s love and dedication. It brings us great joy to share this recipe and brighten your family table beyond the bottle.