Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Kentucky Pecan Pie

Going back to 1974...

Anyone remember "Dear Abby" the advice column that used to be in the paper for years, and years?  Well, apparently, she also had recipes that she would post, once in a while. 

This is one I remember copying and keeping, not only because it was so delicious, but because I made it for my mom on special occasions or "just because".  Pecan Pie was a favorite of hers.

I do love browsing through these old recipe cards and remembering the times I would make one of them, and surprise a friend or family member, just to show how much they meant to me.  It's funny how delivering a favorite baked good or yummy dinner dish will light up someone's face and let them know they're loved and appreciated. 

What's that old song?  "Make Someone Happy!"  Oh, yea, this'll do it!  Go ahead, give it a'll make someone's day! 


Pastry for 9" once-crust pie (make your own or buy at the grocery store)

1 cup white corn syrup
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 whole eggs, slightly beaten
1 heaping cup shelled, whole pecans (I like to coarsely chop mine)

Preheat oven to 350'F. 

Combine syrup, sugar, salt, butter, vanilla and mix well.  Add slightly beaten eggs, mix in thoroughly.  Pour into a 9"unbaked pie shell.  Sprinkle pecans over all, or add to the mixture and then pour into the unbaked pie shell.

Bake in preheated 350'F. oven for approximately 45 minutes or until filling is set.   Check after 20-25 minutes and if the crust is getting too brown, cover it loosely with tin foil.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a side of ice cream.  Yummy!

"And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it.For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well."  - Luke 12:29-31

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