Monday, November 5, 2012

First Time Success

My weekend was great as always. I hope you all enjoyed yours as well! Saturday night was the family dinner I had mentioned a few weeks ago. My contributing part to the meal was the dessert. I always like to challenge myself in the kitchen, and so I decided to try my hands at my very first homemade pie. Pecan pie has always been one of my favorites, and it is one dessert my boyfriend also has a very strong love for, so I thought it would be perfect. I will admit I was a bit nervous, but after I bought the necessary supplies (this and this), and ingredients, I was ready to go. After my first bite, I knew I had a winner on my hands. It was one of the best pecan pies I had ever had in my entire life. This pie would be absolutely perfect for the holidays, and I'm so glad to share it with all of you today. 

Pecan Pie
(serves 8, recipe found here)

- 1 (9-inch) pie shell
- 1 3/4 cups of pecans, coarsely chopped
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Place the pie crust in the bottom of your pie baking dish.
3. Add the pecans to the pie shell, and spread them out, making sure to cover the bottom of the pie shell.
4. By hand or with an electric mixer, mix together the eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, molasses, butter, flour, salt, and vanilla in a large bowl.
5. Pour the mixture over top of the pecans. The pecans will rise.
6. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 - 45 minutes, or until the filling has set. If you have a pie crust protector, place the protector over the crust before baking. If you do not, tent the edges of the pie crust with aluminum foil about 20 minutes in. This will prevent the crust from burning.
7. Once the filling has set, remove from the oven and let cool.
8. Optional: If you are like me and will be making ahead, yet like your pie warm, heat the oven to 250 degrees about 10 to 15 minutes before serving and allow it to warm again. Serve, and enjoy!

I promise if you LOVE pecan pie, you will LOVE this recipe. It is fantastic!


jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

mmmm this looks SO good! great job shari! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Leanna Vera said...

That pie looks delicious! Learning how to make a pie is on my list this year. I'm going home for Thanksgiving a few days early and I'm hoping my mom can teach me.

christin said...

I want to make mini versions of these.

Caroline said...

I'm making a pecan pie for Thanksgiving from scratch. I'm using my grandma's recipe and praying it turns out ok!

Viviana said...

Pecan pie is one of my all time favorite desserts! It's decadent!

marissa bognanno said...

this is my favorite pie! :) looks beautiful and delicious!

Jackie said...

This pie looks so amazing! I have never ever made a pie before but I might have to try this recipe for Thanksgiving!

Flights to Bangkok said...

This pie looks so delicious. I love the colour of it. Thanks for sharing this recipe with everyone. Because I know frankly most of the people like to make these things. But they don’t know the exact way of making.

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