Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pecan Pie

Sue's Pecan Pies
and Pecan Bars
Thanksgiving is normally when my family starts thinking of serving pecan pie, but any time is really a good time to serve pecan pie. My sister, Sue, began baking pecan bars several years ago, in additional to her traditional pecan pies and they were a hit. So easy to grab and run, crunchy and sweet, I have noticed them  more and more recently on cooking shows and recipe blogs.
My favorite is still her Pecan Pie. She told me our mother, Mildred, always used Granny Pruett's recipe. Mildred loved Granny Pruett's pie so much after tasting it years ago, she never went back to her own recipe. Now, after a couple of tweaks, Sue does the same thing. She uses Granny Pruett's basic Pecan Pie recipe.
I will miss being at her Thanksgiving table this year. I will have to use her recipe and North Carolina pecans instead of the Texas pecans she always uses! I can only cross my fingers that my oven cooks my pies to half the perfection that hers and Grandma Mildred's has always done.
Sister Sue's Pecan Pie
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups Karo syrup
6 eggs
1 1/2 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups chopped pecans
Mix all ingredients well and fill 2 unbaked pie shells. Bake at 300 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
The only difference in our brother-in-law, Gene's, mother, Granny Pruett's pie: 1 tablespoon butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, bake at 350 degrees.


Peggy Duke said...

I look forward to Thanksgiving at Sue's table. Everything is always so good when shared at this special season. Judy, how I wish you and Bob could be here with us too.

Love, Peggy

Judith Richards Shubert said...

We will miss you all SO much this year, Peggy! It's not like the couple of years we were having Thanksgiving in Round Rock with Mike and family ~ we knew we'd be back the next day ~ it's a little different knowing we're not even in Texas any longer!

But we look forward to having a good Thanksgiving with Gail and family here in North Carolina. Also, know you will all have a great time together wherever you are.

Jan Meszaros said...

I miss you greatly. I look forward to having a good Thanksgiving



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