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Saturday, December 19, 2015

My Mom's Pecan Pie

My boy came home from Thanksgiving at his dad's asking, "Can I have any leftover pie?" Imagine his horror and surprise when I told him, "I didn't make any pie this year."

Because. We didn't have any kitchen countertops.

So I told him that when he got his first college acceptance letter, I'd make him a pie. 

Delicious homemade pecan pie recipe.

Fortunately or unfortunately he got a college acceptance letter BEFORE we got any kitchen counters. So I made him this pie...on the dining room table. We were also out of wax paper and had to use parchment paper, which is not the same at all.

Still, it was yummy.

I had a lot of help with this particular pie.
Pie shell crust
Total wrong way to roll out pie crust
My point is, this post does not include instructions for making the crust. Because I did it all wrong this time. You need actual kitchen counters, and also wax paper, preferably.

Pie crust or shell

The crust is the hardest. Here's the easy part. You put in the pecans. Mom's recipe says to chop them first, but I wanted them all big and pretty.

Pecan pie crust

Mix together everything else except the butter and pour the mixture over the pecans. This way they all get nice and yummy glazed with the filling as you pour.

Then you just put little pats of butter on top and bake!

pecan pie in plate

Pecan Pie

2 cups pecans, (coursely chopped if desired)
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
2 tablespoons butter (optional)
one 8 or 9 inch uncooked pie shell

Line pie shell with chopped pecans.
Mix all other ingredients except eggs and butter.
Mix in beaten eggs until well blended.
Pour over pecans and dot with butter (if desired).
Bake at 350 degrees until firm - 45 minutes to an hour.
Allow to cool before cutting.

Pecan pie recipe dessert


Jeannie said...

I like the large half pecan pieces too.

Karren Haller said...

Your pie turned out beautiful, I remember making my own BD dinner when my kitchen was torn up and I did it, with a electric fry pan, too funny.

Im sure your kitchen will be as beautiful as your pie, I cant wait to see it.

Thanks for sharing on #OMHGWW and for visiting this year.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!

Arizaphale said...

Hello from limbo land here in Aus! We actually cooked up a storm at Christmas, although to be honest it was actually the BA who really scored in the cooking dept. My cheesecake was meh in the extreme. But yeah, we cooked up a storm because.....we were in someone else's kitchen!!! So many things to play with!! Now I am half way into a kitchen although you can't see the stove top for boxes so trying this pie will have to wait a bit. Also it is 40c here and if you think I'm turning on an oven you are very much mistaken. Actually I could just put the pie outside......


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