Sunday, April 8, 2007

Pecan Pie

The pecan pie i make is a mix of a couple of recipes:)
Crust recipe-
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Butter - 3 tb
Shorterning - 3 tb
Salt - pinch
Sugar - 1 tb
Ice water - about 4 to 5 tb,enough to make a dough.
Mix all of these together and add ice water little by little,and make a dough.Cover it in a plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge ,till i tell you to take it out:)
For Pie filling
Pecan - 1 1/4 cup
Egg - 2 large
Molasses - 1 tb
Corn syrup - 1 cup (you can replace this with maple syrup or pancake syrup)
Brown sugar - 1/4 cup
Salt - a pinch
Butter - 2 tb
Vanilla essence - 1 /2 ts
Pre heat oven to 375.
Melt butter,add sugar .Mix.Add eggs(beat lightly).Add vanilla.Add molasses.Mix.Add corn syrup.Add salt .Mix all well.
In a microwave safe bowl ,heat the pecans for a minute.Take it out and stir.Heat for one more minute.Make sure it does not get burned.
After doing all these,take the dough out.Roll it ,it should be bigger than your pie pan.
(i use the small aluminum pie pan for this recipe.The size is exactly the size of the prepared pie crust that you can find in the baking section.)
Put the rolled out dough in the pan.Make sure you leave out enough loose edges.After making sure it fits inside the pan,add pecans first.Pour the filling.Bake for 35 to 45 minitues.Cool it in a wire rack.
Easy pecan pie.(i dont keep the dough in refrigerator for 2 hours,it makes it harder to roll out.).


Reena said...

Meera, This looks yummmmmmmmmm. I have to try it now. Can you send me some left overs? pleaseeeeeeee.

meera said...

its so easy reenie,u can make it in a total of one hour,including baking.wont be that awsome like the store bought ones,but enough for a quick snack:)

Ranjani said...

ok found ur food blog ..i thought u had just one blog..sorry i missed it ..i have tried ur cranberry cake , will try this too..

Meera's Blog said...

now that u reminded me,i need to bake that cranberry cake too.
jen,post the strawberry cake recipe plsss:)