I am from the south...where we have comfort food. And one of my favorite holiday comfort foods in my childhood memory is my Grandma Griffin's Pecan Pie. The age old question remains...how does one say Pecan? Since Pecan Pie is a southern food, we get dibs on pronunciation! No, it's not peh-cahn. It's PEE-CAN. Get it right people!
I posted on Facebook that I was going to make some for our family's Thanksgiving celebrations, but instead, I let A1 do it! He's been cooking some here and there and is a huge help in the kitchen. The week before he had stayed with my mom and baked poor man's blueberry pie all on his own. SO I set him to work!
(Pecans were picked up out of our yard by Matt's papa, A2 and A1!)
Here is the recipe for ONE pie:
1/2 stick melted butter
1/2 cup Karo syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
pie crust (we use the Pillsbury roll out kind)
Preheat your oven to 350º
FIRST: Beat your eggs well.
Melt Yo' Budda, er Butter...and beat it into your eggs.
Add your Karo Syrup and sugar...mix well.
Chop your PEEcans (mom did this and we chop them fine since the picky one, daddy, doesn't like the texture of nuts)
And mix them well, but not before sampling them, of course!
Roll your pie crusts out into your pie plates!
Spoon in your sweet smelling concoction! (almost done!)
Bake for 40-45 minutes at 350º until when you shake them they barely jiggle in the middle. (yes, that is a proper culinary term....) If your crust starts browning too quickly, place some tinfoil strips around the edges to cover the crust only.
Wait'll they cool completely before you slice or it'll be runny!