Gut Rumbles

November 08, 2003


I don't have much of a sweet tooth. Because my brother was diabetic, I grew up in a home that never had dessert with supper and candy was something you either bought with your own money or collected on Halloween. Mom and Dad never kept sweets around the house. I seldom eat sweets to this day.

But I like pecan pie.

I like the ones I get from the Kroger's bakery down the road becuse those pies don't come out of a box. Those broad-hipped country wimmen in the kitchen bake those things by hand and they are damned good. I bought one yesterday and I just ate a big slice of it so that the boys don't get it all before I have a taste.

I'm a good cook. I can make fried chicken that'll knock your socks off and I grill the best steak you'll ever taste. But I don't bake pastries. I never learned how to do that.

What is a good recipe for pecan pie? What is that stuff that goes in the middle?

I want to try to make one.


Always ask Betty

Posted by: SASSY on November 8, 2003 12:28 PM

Don't sniker!!! Go to Martha has a wonderful selection of recipes in the Food Section.

And her pastry dough recipe really works. That's the hard part. It wouldn't be as good tasting using a pre-made pastry shell, but a heck of lot easier for a non-baker.

If you're serious about coming to Tampa, we could make wonderful pie dough together. Then fill it with those luscious pecans, etc.

Posted by: Ms Anna on November 8, 2003 12:41 PM

I love pecan pie! Even more than many other sweets. Mmmmmmmm....

Posted by: Jay Solo on November 8, 2003 01:08 PM

Pecan Pie from my Garden Club Recipe Book
3 eggs beaten,2 tbs melted butter 2 tbs flour,1/4 tsp vanilla,1/8 tps salt, 1/2 cp sugar,1 and 1/2 cup dark corn syrup, 1 1/2 cups broken pecans, i unbaked pastry shell
combine eggs,butter flour,vanilla,salt , sugar and cornsyrup,mix well sprinkle pecans in pastry shell and pour mixture over the nuts. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes reduce to 325 and bake 40 minutes
Mystery Pecan Pie
1 ozpkg cream cheese softened i/3 plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided, 4 eggs divided, 2 teas vanilla.dash salt, 1 unbaked pastry shell,1 1/4 chopped pecans 1 cup lt or dark corn syrup
Combine cream chees,1/3 sugar,1 egg,1tps vanilla and salt,cream until thick and smooth spread filling in shell .sprinkle nuts over cheese filling.beat remaining eggs add remaining sugar and vanilla,p.Pour egg mixture over nuts.bake 375 35 t0 40 min or until center is firm
Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by: Lexia on November 8, 2003 01:37 PM

4 Eggs, beaten
1 Cup Karo Dark
1 Cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
4 Tablespoons Melted Butter
2 cups Pecan

350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until center no longer jiggles like jello (not hard as a rock, but no obvious wiggles)

My mother learned to cook while my father was stationed in Galveston, so while she was a Yankee, she learned to cook in the South. The above was her recipe, that a kindly ole Southern lady gave her.

Posted by: Mrs. du Toit on November 8, 2003 01:58 PM

Thanks, Lexia for that Mystery Pecan Pie recipe. It's really different and cream cheese pies are always good. By the way, that wasn't meant to be a 1 ounce package, but one of the standard size ounce packages cut in thirds to soften?

Posted by: Ms Anna on November 8, 2003 04:29 PM

Oddly enough, Mrs. Du Toit's recipe is almost identical to the one I use -- which, needless to say, is "an old family secret". Really!!! Go for it, Rob. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to make a masterpiece!! Oh - and I DO use the frozen Pillsbury crust. Took that little short cut years ago.

Posted by: Indigo on November 8, 2003 05:41 PM

Emeril has the best one. It's got bourbon in it. 'nuff said. There's also a less fancy version here.

The best chefs are men. Sorry ladies.

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