My dad has always loved pecan pie. The rest of the family, however, has not shared this love. In honor of his birthday this year, I decided to make him a pecan pie.
We were heading to Ponca State Park to celebrate his special day, and I decided it would be a worthy gift. I found an amazing looking recipe at one of my favorite websites, The Pioneer Woman
. The stuff she whips up always looks scrumptious.
She recommends that you chop your pecans instead of laying out the halves, that way the pecan doesn't get pressed in when you cut it, thus destroying the edge of the slice.
Here are some action shots of the pie-making process.
|You need a heaping cup of chopped pecans|
|3 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt|
to that you add 1/3 cup melted butter, 1 tsp of vanilla, 3 eggs, beaten, and 1 cup corn syrup.
|One unbaked pie crust (homemade would be good, but I was in a rush!!)|
|Here's the Pioneer Woman's sweet website|
|You pour the liquid mixture over the chopped pecans in the crust. Bake it at 350 for 50 minutes (add tinfoil for the first 30 minutes) and voila! Perfect pie. Side note: my oven took 230 years to bake this pie. Blech.|
|Here is my dad having his second piece of pie.|
|Pie approved! (by Grandma, too. Notice her hand below)|