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Have a Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2008


My famous pecan pies are done and ready to take to my son’s. He’s doing all the hard stuff, and for that I am very thankful.

The pies are easy as . . . well, pie. They are a big hit with my family, but they don’t know just how easy it is to make a pecan pie. Here’s my recipe, given to me by a favorite aunt:

Toasty Pecan Pie

1 cup white corn syrup
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
3 eggs, unbeaten
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. pecans
pastry for one 8” crust

Combine syrup, sugar, eggs, vanilla, & salt. Mix well. Add pecans and coat well. Pour into an unbaked 8” pie shell. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees F.) for 50 minutes or until crust is browned.

Note: this pie absolutely must be served warm, but not too hot. If you still have some the next day, please do yourself a favor and warm it again, so that the crust will be flaky and not soggy. Of course you can top it with whipped cream or ice cream, but I think that’s taking things a little too far. It’s so good by itself!

Happy Turkey Day!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. novice101 permalink
    November 27, 2008 9:34 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    It is good to have one day in a year designated for the expression of gratefulness. We do not have one here in Malaysia. But I am always in the mood for gratefulness. Hope you don’t mind me joining in. Your president, Abraham Lincoln is so wise!

    The world would be less chaotic, it would be a more peaceful place if each one of us has the awareness in him that there are plenty for which he should be thankful for.

    On the individual basis, gratefulness gives us peace of mind and contentment. With this, our stress level is reduced which in turn keeps us happy.

    To remind myself of my good fortune, I have drawn up a list for my daily expression of giving thanks.

  2. November 27, 2008 9:56 am

    Martha, it looks yummy, sounds easy, but you lost me at corn syrup, and then, of course, there’s the crust itself. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with your family.

  3. November 27, 2008 1:01 pm

    Happy T-day, Martha!

  4. November 27, 2008 4:29 pm

    The pie looks delicious Martha. Better stick in a candle or two, don’t you think. Happy Thanksgiving. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, too!!! : )

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