I’ve never been a huge fan of pecan pies – I’m more a berry pie kinda gal – but with acres of trees literally dropping pecans by the bucketful, I thought I’d give pecan pie another try. After all, it’s been decades since I remember tasting one.
Confession – after making my pecan pie, I’m still not a huge fan. I’m not one to complain of sweetness but boy is this sweet. It lacks the tang that comes with a good berry pie. But then, it’s not a berry pie.
My pecan pie tastes just like I remember pecan pie tasting (except my crust more closely resembles a strip of plywood than a flaky pie crust) and I may make more in the future to impress friends (once I learn how to make a pie crust). Frank loves it but I’m probably not going to be adding this to my list of must-haves. Which is a shame because not only does it use pecans from the farm, it uses my honey and eggs from my chooks too.
To make it I modified the old standard from The Joy of Cooking to use honey rather than corn syrup. I did some online searching and saw I’m not the only person to make this substitute in a pecan pie. It my not be my favourite type of pie but it’s still a very good pie (ignoring the wooden crust). So, here’s my pecan pie recipe:
– 3 eggs
– shy 1 cup sugar
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/3 cup melted butter
– 3/4 cup honey
– 1 cup pecan halves
– 1 teaspoon vanilla
Fill a 9-inch pie shell (home made or store bought) with the mixture.
Bake the pie 40-50 minutes
Serve warm or cold
It’s incredibly easy and as sweet as anything you might ever want to eat. Serve it with ice cream or whipped cream for a really decadent treat.
Sounds good 🙂
It is good – Frank thinks great. But I’d prefer a plate of fudge myself. Good thing we all have different tastes or I’d have to share!
Hubby is more of a pie person and I am more peanut butter treats so it works out in our house too, but I still have to share more then I would like too 😉
A scoop of vanilla ice cream on top will fix it. 😉
We roast our pecans with a little butter and sea salt. Delicious on their own in a bowl and no sweetness to take issue with.
Also crumble the roasted pecans and layer on a flat of cream cheese. NOM
Oh yum. Time to get cracking more nuts I see. I don’t think I’ll run out of uses for these fantastic things.
Oh my! I envy you – too many pecans!!!! I remember pecan pie as being waaay too sweet for my tastes as well.
I think it isn’t the sweetness as much as the sweet egg taste. I’m not a custard fan either. I like my eggs savory and my sweets sugary. Or that’s my excuse today.
Warm pecan pie and vanilla ice cream. YUM! Of course, I can only eat about 3 or 4 bites, but boy are they fabulous!
Sure wish I lived closer. I’m so envious.
Yeah, I think the vanilla ice cream really is a must.
Gives you a good excuse to visit. Pecan pie and 18 acres to weed 🙂
Looks good, pecans are really expensive over here, so you are lucky to have a surplus of them
They’re expensive here too which is probably why I’ve never cooked with them or snacked on them before. Boy have I missed out. They are really yummy nuts.
Oh my, that is the most yummy looking creation ever! xxxx
I wish I loved it as much as I should, it is full of yummy ingredients and is simple to make. Luckily hubby loves it so I’ll get more chances to develop an addiction.
you need to adapt it to your taste Laura, you can’t have hubby getting it all!!! lol Teresa xxxx
Wow, so nice, pecan trees! The pie looks so yummy!
Pecan trees aren’t something I would have ever thought about planting but boy am I glad I have them.
I agree that pecan pie is too sweet and I have a sweet-tooth the size of New Jersey. Some years back I found a pecan and cranberry pie recipe and the tart cranberries cut the sweetness of the pie nicely. I have also used chopped rhubarb instead of cranberries and this also cuts the sweetness. I love pies and host a pie-tasting every year with friends. I have a pie crust recipe on my blog recipe page that is the only pie crust my wife will let me make. http://www.mygardenmychickens.wordpress.com/recipes
I love the idea of mixing sour fruit into the pie. Next time! And I’m bookmarking your recipe for pie crust. Expect to have praises (or wrath) bestowed upon you when I try it.
Thanks for your tips!
Thanks for the laugh. I have had praise and wrath bestowed on me before so I feel I will be able to handle either. Look forward to your bestowing.