Pie is a baked dish made with pastry dough and sweet/savory filling. Given the love for sweet in my family, I make the sweet version always :). I love to read about the origin of the dish and how different countries adapt them. Some interesting info here – Pies remained as a staple of traveling and working people in the colder northern European countries, with regional variations based on both the locally grown and available ingredients. However, serving a slice of pie with scoop of ice cream, is North American style. Pies are a popular desserts served during Thanksgiving dinner, especially the pecan pie and the pumpkin pie.
This is a very simple recipe that does not use any corn syrup or any extra equipment to bake. Just have to mix the ingredients together, pour over the pie crust and bake.
light brown sugar 1 cup, packed
granulated sugar 1/2 cup
large eggs 2
chopped pecans 1 cup
butter 1/2 cup, melted
milk 2 tbsp
all-purpose flour 1 tbsp
vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsp
9-inch deep dish pie shell 1, unbaked (can use homemade pastry/store bought)
pecan halves 1 cup (for topping)
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature.
In a large mixing bowl, mix the brown sugar, granulated sugar and eggs until creamy using a whisk for about 2 mins (optional: can use a hand mixer).
Add the chopped pecans, melted butter, milk, all-purpose flour and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
Pour the mixture into the pie shell (note: I have used Trader Joe’s frozen pie crust).
Arrange the pecan halves on top of the pie in a circular pattern.
Bake the pie for 50 – 55 minutes.
To Check for doneness:
Shake the pan slightly, the pie should be firm with only a slight jiggle in the center. It will set more as it cools.
Let cool completely and then slice it.
Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or with a dollop of whipped cream.