Monday, December 1, 2014

Pecan Pie


 Oh yummy, I'm enjoying some leftover pecan pie with my vanilla cinnamon tea today.

 I love getting out my old Target dishes that my late beloved hubby and I searched many stores for years, upon years ago.  I never get tired of these dishes, and they were made in Italy, and are labeled Furio, on the bottom

 Pecan pie is my favorite and my youngest son and DIL came over the day before Thanksgiving with pecans from their trees.  While the baby napped, it took the three of us over an hour to crack 2 heaping cups of pecans.  I have to tell you that it so warmed this Mom's HEART that my son wanted to make pies with me. 

Pecan Pie 

9" unbaked pie crust
1 cup light corn syrup                                                
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/4 t. salt
2 t.vanilla
1 heaping cup pecan halves, chopped or left whole
In a large bowl, combine corn syrup, sugar, eggs, butter, salt & vanilla.  Put the pecans in the bottom of the unbaked pie crust.  Pour the filling on top of the nuts.
Bake the pie at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until set.  If the edges of the pie crust start to brown too quickly, cover with foil for the remaining cooking time.  I like to use one of those pie crust protector rings.
Cool the pie for several hours on a cooling rack before slicing.  Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Good to the last bite!  Yep, it was worth cracking all those pecans!

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Thank you for your visit!  xo

34 comments:

  1. I absolutely love Pecan Pie and yours looks super delicious!

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  2. Looks delicious!!! What a perfect pie for the season.
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  3. The pie looks awesome, Kitty! I like your dishes too. I have gotten out my Christmas dishes, glasses, and mugs as well...now to decorate the house! Blessings to you - Beth

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  4. How very special! Both the son and his cracking & cookie skills. That made the pies even more special. I LOVE pecan pie, although I didn't discover it until I lived for a semester in a dorm in grad school. It was on the cafeteria menu one day, and I thought I'd try it...and fell in love! Thanks for your recipe and for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  5. That is special when a guy wants to help make pie - and a decadent looking one too! It must taste so much better than using store bought pecans. Your Christmas dishes are adorable Kitty, and I hope they bring good memories of past celebrations.

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  6. Love pecans and pecan pies. Takes me back to the days when we lived in N.W. Florida and went pecan picking regularly. What a teriffic son you have.

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  7. Mmm, I love pecan pie too and very seldom have it. How sweet that your son wanted to help you make pies! Cracking pecans for the pies would make it even more special. Your dishes are very pretty and look very festive. I am sure they bring to mind very special memories. Thank you for coming to tea and enjoy your day, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. Pecan pie is my favorite and making it with your son and daughter-in-law made it so very special!

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  9. Pecan pie is wonderful! How great that your son and DIL came over to help crack the nuts and make the pies. Sweet, sweet children.

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  10. Believe it or not Kitty, I've never had pecan pie! I'm sure it's amazing, especially with pecans from the yard-enjoy:@)

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  11. I often think of the old days when everyone had to crack the nuts to get to them, and even seed the raisins for special desserts. It must somehow make the pie taste even better! I love your Christmas dishes (and that red flatware), very home-y and cozy. Hope they bring back special memories for you.

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  12. That pie definitely looked worth the time of cracking all those pecans! Your Christmas dishes & mugs are great. They have such a cozy feel to them!

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  13. Ooh, fresh pecan pie! It looks delightfully delicious!

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  14. Hi Kitty: You are one of the kindest ladies I know. That pie looks amazing and do your Christmas dishes and mugs. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  15. I remember when those dishes were hot items in the store because I wanted some and didn't get them. I do believe they serve up the pie well. Pecan is my second favorite pie. Pumpkin is my favorite. At Thanksgiving, I had a piece of each of them. That's one of the reasons that I'm on a very strict diet right now. Basically water with a little salad thrown in for a few days. LOL

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  16. Oh Kitty, your pumpkin and pecan pies are making my mouth water! They are two of my favorites and a slice of EACH would go perfectly with my coffee right now :)

    Your Christmas mug is so pretty and festive and I just love your cute deer in the background. Happy Tuesday, my friend. Love to you!

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  17. OMG Kitty ..I do declare that Santa won't make it to my house..He'll be sitting at your table eating pecan pie (Ha ha) It looks to die for... my mouth is watering and of course I haven't even started to bake ..so I quess I'll just have to sit down and enjoy some of that vanilla cinnamon tea..Sounds fabulous... Your teacup and dishes bring fond memories and deserve an honoured place at teatime .. they create such a warm ambiance ... ENJOY your day...Hugs

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  18. Your pecan pie looks amazingly delicious! The dishes are perfect. Mmmm. Vanilla cinnamon tea!

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  19. I am impressed you picked out the pecans yourselves. It is hard work.I am sure they were very good because they were so fresh. Fresh anything is always better.

    Your pie looks delicious. I am so glad your son wanted to make pies with you. I know the feeling. We cherish all the time we have with them.

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  20. A Pecan Pie can always be a good thing and yours was made with such love and care that makes it extra-extra special. I love your plates to with the happy memories attached to them. This is a very sweet posting and I am so glad you shared!

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  21. Love your sweet dishes Kitty and perfect for serving up a slice of pie and mug of tea! So nice you had fresh pecans and helpers to crack them open with you too :)

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  22. I know a lot of TLC went into your pecan pie :-) You have me wanting a piece from our local restaurant that sells it by the slice. Love your dishes and choice of tea. Hope you are having a great week! Xo

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  23. Hello Kitty, your pecan pie look so good. I often forget about making it. Thanks for reminding me. i will definitely be making some little tarts. Happy Wednesday. xo

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  24. Hi Kitty,
    How wonderful that your son made the pie with you. You are such a great mother and I am sure they do appreciate your baking! I must get started with my favourite Christmas recipes. It is such a precious memory to use your Christmas dishes and remember that happy times with your dear hubby. Happy December! Karen.

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  25. Pecan pie is the best and using fresh pecans must give it a wonderful richness, Kitty! Spending the time with your son and wife makes it taste even better, I'm sure. Your dishes are so sweet and precious. Lovely memories there. A hug for you xo Karen

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  26. It looks so yummy Kitty, so rich and delicious. It was always my favorite for Thanksgiving. We are pecan pie lovers too! I just can sit and eat pecans by the handfuls - better not though.

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  27. Oh, my...your pie!!!! It looks so so good. And, I so understand how glad you were to have him working along side of you...sons and daughters...grands....how they make our hearts sing.

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  28. MMMMMM!! My favorite!! Tastes much better with family helping you. Sweet!! On both ends...

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  29. Cracking nuts was something we used to do as a family. We would collect scads of black walnuts and the whole drying, hulling, cracking, shelling and canning process was done as a family. To this day I think that is one of my fondest childhood memories. I hope that the time you guys spent shelling those pecans and then baking together will be one of the memories you're able to hold near & dear in the coming years.

    Pecan pie is one of my favorites!!! I made one for Thanksgiving Day, and my son took home the lion's share of leftovers. It's his favorite, but with his Crohn's disease he isn't always able to eat it. This year (thank you, God!), he was in good enough shape and he totally took advantage of it!!!

    Pecan pie with a dollop of whipped cream! Girl, you just played my heart strings like a fiddle!!!

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  30. Hi Kitty,
    It is surly Pecan Pie season in Texas, I just made one this week and it went so fast. Your recipe and service looks so good, I am ready for another slice. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  31. I like a good pecan pie, I made one once with bourbon, oh so yummY! II love those dishes, too, Kitty.

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  32. I recently started sharing recipes on The Jenny Evolution and thought it would be terrific to have a group on FB where we can share our recipes not just with other bloggers but with people who are searching out recipes. That said, I'm launching a Food Blogger group! If we work together we can make this a great outlet for all of us. If you'd like to join, visit me here https://www.facebook.com/groups/341455112700743/

    To be approved post to the group, please follow the directions in the group description. Look forward to seeing you there!

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  33. Pecan pie is one of my favorite weaknesses! Yummmmmmmmmmmmm
    Jenna

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