I like the main course and dessert recipes, how about some side dishes? Like veggies or something?
What you've made so far looks absolutely wonderful and you are doing a great job!
I'll work on more sides soon. I promise.
Love it. You rule.
Can you also do snacks as well as main courses?
Have you tried using "Lyle's Golden Syrup" (a refiner's syrup) instead of maple? I has a very rich, carmel flavor which works very well in this pie.
You're amazing...baking pies midweek?! Wish I had that much energy! All my baking seems to be relegated to the weekend....
I really like the pecan pie in a custard mode. They are the best. I am an engineer with several blogs that may be of interest at:
Great pie rec. and SUPER BLOG !!!
I love the novel way in wich you organise the recipes that you talk about in your blog. It makes reading recipies so much easier and more pleasant!
i thought that the pie sucked it was very pecany it did not taste very good it tasted like ass
i've always had pecan pie with Karo syrup. i think i'd like to try one with maple syurp...that would be a different taste altogether.
Last year I made *3* maple pecan pies for Thanksgiving dinner and none of them solidified. I kept thinking I didn't measure right, didn't bake long enough, etc...but the third one turned out just as runny as the first. It had to be the recipe. And guess who's recipe it was? That's right, Martha Stewart! So this year I'll be trying yours and I have a feeling it will turn out just fine :-)
I would still test the recipe first (before you serve it for Thanksgiving). Oven temperature variations, viscosity of maple syrup, relative humidity, and other factors could still cause your pies to not set. Also, make sure your refrigerate your pies for a few hours at least before serving.
I love pecans and I love maple syrup I tried this recipie out and it is awesomme, I also tried making small mini pies for packed lunches and picnics they were a hit with everyone within a two mile radius
Thanks for the advice. I'll give it a test run....and hopefully it won't be runny! :)
I'll have to try this one out. One favorite in my family is cranberry-pecan pie. The tart cranberries cut down on the sweetness a bit making for a more complex flavor. I don't have the recipe here, but if I recall you just throw in a cup or so of raw cranberries (not crasins). Youm may remove some pecans, I forget.
First, I've always used the recipe from the Karo syrup bottle, even when baking the pies in bulk. I have *got* to try this one with the maple syrup. /drooldrooldrool
Second, if you're making several pies (like say, 60) it really helps to measure the pecans into the pans and then pour the custard over them. If you mix them in and then pour the filling into the crusts, it's very difficult to get an equal amount of pecans into each pie. (There's nothing worse than a pecan pie with no pecans :)
(okay, three things)
Third, I wonder how this would taste with some grated coconut in it...
does any one know if you can freeze pecan pie?
I absolutely hate pecans but have made pecan pie several times, it is my father's favorite and I am a totaly Daddy's girl. This is the second recipe I have seen that involves toasting the pecans, the other uses corn syrup like most of them do. Think I'll ask Daddy if he likes maple syrup and perhaps this will be a good way to bribe him into coming over for a visit (I just moved from chicago to Iowa and so am 5.5-6 hours away). I was also wondering if pecan pie can be frozen, I am pretty sure I have seen it in the freezer case at the store, I'll have to look next time I go. I think the mini pie idea would be great for me, I could make a bunch of minies and freeze them since I would never eat any and I'm not sure if he would eat it all in one visit (plus they'd be cute).
PECAN PIE-TRADITIONAL CALLS FOR 4 TABLESPOONS OF BUTTER BUT PHOTO LOOKS AS IF IT IS 4 TEASPOONS. PLEASE CONFIRM. THANK YOU
My family, originally from the south, always made Pecan Pie with brown sugar...not syrup. I don't know if this was the original recipe or if the syrup method existed simultaneously. I do know southerners did not make, nor have ready access to, maple syrup...that's a New England food.
Everyone loves this recipe, give it a try:
1-1/2 cup pecans
4 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup water
1 pound brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
Beat eggs until frothy and set aside. Combine sugar & water in a 2 quart saucepan. Using moderate heat, stir until sugar dissolves. Now bring to a full boil and cook for 3 minutes. Gradually stir the hot syrup into the beaten eggs. Blend butter, extract and pecans into the mixture. Pour into (unbaked) pie crust and bake @ 350 degrees for 1 hour or until set.
You said "it takes a bit of muscle" to get the batter smooth, "because of the eggs." However, the problem is actually the order in which you are combining the ingredients, and how. Start with just a single egg, beat it, and then add the rest of the eggs and sugar in increments. It will be quite smooth, then just fold in the dry ingredients. This is true of any number of recipes. Good luck!
You forgot to say to melt the butter...
Good catch. I updated the article.
does anyone know if you can freeze a pecan pie?
Great-looking recipe. Try adding one or two tablespoons of dark or golden rum. It makes a huge difference to the dark-Karo-syrup version of pecan pie. Gives it a butter-rum flavor (I guess that's not too surprising).
So much better than Karo Corn Syrup recipe on the back. I made it 2 times in a month! My friends loved it so much, I forwarded your web site link to anyone who wanted it! :D
Hi... I saw the following info on another website & thought I would pass it on. It worked for my pecan pie just fine. :)
Yes, you can freeze pecan pie. Cook in the usual way and then allow to cool completely before freezing. It is a good idea to freeze it in the pan to protect the crust. When it is cold wrap the pie in plastic wrap and then place in a plastic freezer bag. The pie can be frozen for up to four months.
To use allow to defrost in the refrigerator. If you want to eat the pie warm you can re-heat it in a low oven - 325°F for around 15-20 minutes.
I'm looking for a pie that is similar to Mr. Edwards Pecan Pie.
Most homemade pecan pie recipe fillings are too eggy. It is not smooth and creamy like I would like it. I've tasted a lot of homemade pecan pie and all of them no matter who bakes them, comes out with that eggy tasting slightly lumpy filling.
Please tell me how the filling comes out!
Georgia Pecan Lover!
P.S. I can't stand it when people say ugly things on the board. If you don't like it say so. You don't have to use profanity.
When I saw you substituted maple syrup for the Karo syrup, I needed to try this recipe. We got a gift of dark syrup and dh loves the light variety - so this is a great way to use some of it this Saturday. I'll let you know.
A long time ago, we were traveling thru Georgia and had lunch. I ordered a piece of pecan pie and it was SO GOOD I never forgot it. The center of the pie was like a sponge, moist and cake-like (sort of), and not tooth-ache sweet - it was not sticky or gooey. Does anyone have any idea about that?
You have a great site!
Thanks for the great recipe. A co-worker and I were talking about how to make a pecan pie without using Karo, and I'm thrilled that this one looks so easy and tasty! Maple syrup! What a great idea!
love this recipe... and your site.
just wanted to say, after reading the comments, that i 've eaten cranberry-maple pie here in maple land, and they are the best. i'll try adding cranberries to this maple pecan pie just for the fun of it. :)
Shirl above was looking for a pecan pie that was not gooey in the middle - that may have been a buttermilk pecan pie, which looks more like a egg custard in the middle and not syrupy.
Great forum, by the by.... :)
Can honey be substituted for the maple syrup. I have plenty of honey but not much maple syrup. I'd think it should work.
Yummiest pancake you'd have ever eaten. Some creativity with the syrup would make it better. Like adding buttered rum + molasses.. Go figure :)
I prefer to use a little less syrup [2/3 cup] and a little more sugar [1 cup] and I use dark brown sugar instead of white. I think that makes for a milder pie with an improved texture.
I also throw my pecans into the crust while I pre-bake it, then simply pour the custard into the shell before closing the door and dropping the temp.
Thanks so much for your very informative and easy to comprehend cooking site.
This sounds amazing! I plan on trying both this and your chocolate pecan pie tomorrow. Do you have any advice or suggestions for baking mini pies? I bought small (single serving) aluminum pie dishes, but I am worried about possibly burning the crust while the middle doesn't cook at all (I had this problem when trying to make mini brownie bites). Do I need to lower the oven temperature or something? Please help!
Sounds like a bunch of those dang gummed Yankees have invaded the kitchen... Probably call it "Pee-can Pie," too. :lol:
THanks- was looking for something corn-syrup free and LOVE the flavor of maple especially combined w/ pecans! Pie looks beautiful, haven't cut into it yet.
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I just wanted to say thank you so much for this recipe... I've been making it for Thanksgiving for the last few years and everyone loves it! It's become "my" recipe that I always bring along :) I've recommended your site to friends because I don't want to take all the credit for this lurrrrvely pie!
I've just made it again to take to a friends place for Christmas.... can't wait!
Thanks again and Merry Christmas!
I have just used this recipe to make 150 mini pecan pies for a wedding. I followed the recipe almost exactly the only change I made was I used brown sugar instead of granulated sugar. These came out fantastic and everyone raved about them. They were delicious and people actually phone throughout the following week to tell me they were the best pecan pies they have ever eaten. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. It is one I will be making over & over.
I noticed a guest post made mini pecan pies.
I was wondering if the filling was stable enough where you could ship these pies to a friend without getting damage by movement.
Thanks for the information,
The cute Pie Guy
Okay, this is an engineering question! How do you cut pecan pie so it doesn't smash?
I used whole/half pecans and I think the chopped ones would be much better. But even so, how do you cut through the pecans without them moving around and looking messy?
(1) pie must be cooled - even warm the filling will mush
(2) _sharp_ knife
(3) cut at a steep angle - 45' or steeper - trying to cut the entire length of a slice "flat through" will mush all of it
secret trick: toast the pecan halves you intend to 'decorate' the top with before baking - that will make them softer and easier to slice thru.
Lyle's Golden Syrup makes the best pecan pies, IMO. At worst, you will find it at Whole Foods and Kroger and Meijer both carry it here in the Midwest.