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Pecan Pie

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Pecan pie is always a hit with my family for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here is a very simple recipe that I have had a lot of success with over the years. The recipe for the dough is at the bottom of the post.

Serves: 8 people

Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes.

You will need:

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup pecan halves or broken pecans
  • 2 tbs bourbon

Step one: Heat oven to 375 degrees

Step two: Beat sugar, butter, corn syrup, bourbon, salt and eggs in a large bowl with a wire whisk.

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A little bourbon never hurts.

Once blended, stir in pecans.

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Pour into a dough lined pie plate.

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Step three: Bake for 40-50 degrees until the center is set.

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Ready for coffee and ice cream:)

Homemade dough recipe:

This recipe makes enough for 2 or a double crust pie.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup cold water.

Step 1: Combine flour, salt, and sugar. Add butter. Mix (use a hand mixer or processor) until the mixture resembles a crumbly meal ( a few pea size pieces of butter is ok)

Step 2: Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of cold water. Mix until the dough is crumbly, but holds together when squeezed with your fingers. If necessary, add a tiny bit of water at a time until you get the right consistency. To do not overdo it, or your crust will get tough, not flaky. ‘

Step 3: Transfer half of the dough onto a piece of plastic wrap. Form the dough into a circle roughly 3/4 inch thick. Wrap tightly and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour until firm. It will hold up for 3 days and can be frozen for 3 months. Repeat with the second half.

When I am top of holiday game, I will pre-make a few batches and freeze them until Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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