Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Pecan Pies...Done!




Pecan Pie
Printable recipe
here.

4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups dark corn syrup
2 tbls. plus 1 tsp. melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup pecan halves
1 9"-10" unbaked pie shell

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Beat eggs just until blended, but not frothy. Add sugar, salt, and corn syrup. Add cooled melted butter and vanilla, mixing just enough to blend.

Spread nuts in bottom in bottom of pie shell. Pour in filling. Place pie in oven.

Reduce heat to 325°F at once. Bake 50-60 minutes. Makes 8-10 servings.

Pastry:
11/2 cups flour
6 tbls. unsalted butter
2 tbls. shortening (I use Crisco, a hundred years ago we used lard)
4 to 6 tbls. ICE water

Place flour in the food processor. Add butter and shortening and pulse until evenly incorporated. Add 3 tbls. ice water and process until mixed. Add another tablespoon of water and process just until mixture comes together. You may need a spoonful or more of water. Knead into a ball and roll out between sheet of plastic wrap. Line pie dish and crimp edge decoratively. Pie crust may be frozen after wrapping well. Thaw slightly before using.

2 comments:

Emiline said...

They look beautiful! Oh, that crust. Just look at it. I'm jealous.

I'm going to use your recipe as a guide for mine. I think I want to try using golden syrup in one of them.

Think I'll do a lard crust, also.

Sue said...

I bet they'll be good...