This morning I stopped my buddy Mike’s house to do some baking since my oven is on the fritz. I had some rhubarb and Mike had some pecans… you know what that means… pies!
Since Mike has never made a blog I thought this would be a good tutorial for him. So here goes…
Mike’s friend Gloria is from the South and KNOWs all about Pecans, so her recipe was perfect for our first venture into Pecan Pies !
Gloria’s Pecan Pie Recipe
- 3 eggs beaten
- 2/3 cup sugar
- dash salt
- 1 cup dark corn syrup
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- mix all together
- add 1 cup pecan halves or pieces
pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake 350 for 50 mins. pie shell can be frozen or refrigerator crust your choice.
Step By Step Pictures
First we add the eggs to the sugar so we can cream them together. The graininess of the sugar breaks up the membranes from inside the eggs and the eggs help liquify the sugar. This makes a smooth consistency that makes it easy to add the remaining liquid ingredients.
Adding the 2/3 cup of sugar
And whisk together with a whisk
Add a dash of salt. (Yeah, we didn’t take a picture of that, we guessed y’all know how to do a dash of salt.)
Next comes the Dark Corn Syrup — we use Karo Syrup. That’s K-ROW syrup for y’all from the South who are following along.
Add the melted butter
Adding the Pecans…
Whisk and Mix together (“Whix”)
Ready to fill ‘er up
The recipe makes one 9 inch pie and we made the recipe twice… (shhhh, the pics are from either batch)… After all, we’ve got college and high school kids to feed!
To paraphrase Julia Child … don’t keep opening the oven door to check on your baked goods. You just let the heat out and cause the temperature to go up and down. So look though the window in the oven door and time your pie carefully.
And here are the two beauties hot out of the oven …
- Our pie was too hot to slice, but we found this awesome pie image on SouthernVegan.WordPress.com (You should go visit them right now.)
And now Mikey has learned how to make a great pecan pie, AND he’s also learned how to use our pictures and wordpress to make a nice blog about our Journey Together this morning 🙂 [Rita’s note: SWEET!]