I LOVE PIE. I love making it and eating it and looking at it…sigh… My favorite pie is pecan, and let me tell you, I can make a pretty mean pecan pie.
There is a restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina called Mama Dip’s that we used to go to before every football game (GO HEELS!) This place is quintessential homecooked, southern comfort food. They have fried chicken, Brunswick stew, pulled pork vinegary bbq, pecan pie, and any other amazing unhealthy food you can think of. Mama Dip has a book of recipes, which my family uses for their pecan pie. This is the recipe I BASE my recipe on. I’ve made some adaptations, but let me tell you, I’ve had the pie at Mama Dips and it is gewd.
I made the pie because it was our friend Zac’s 20th birthday and he had never had one of my pies before. Pecan is my specialty also. So I made up the pie and 10 minutes before it came out of the oven I had 10 people guys over asking where the pie was. So when it came out of the oven I didn’t have very much time to get pictures, so they’re not the best. My apologies. But even I was itching to get a piece. 🙂
Okay, so here we go..
1 stick of butter
1 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup dark karo
1/2 cup light karo
3 eggs beaten
1 cup of chopped pecans (or more!!!!)
1 unbaked pie shell, whichever recipe you prefer
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. In a saucepan melt the butter, but be careful not to let it brown.
Also please note my cute spatula!
Mix in the sugar and Karo and cook, stirring every so often, over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
Take the mixture off the burner and allow to slightly cool just for a few minutes. Stir in the eggs and mix well.
Then stir in the chopped pecans and stir around making sure the pecans are coated in the mixture. It makes for a crispy top!
Pour into the pie shell and bake for an hour! I like to cover the edges of my pie crust with foil for the first 30 minutes of baking, otherwise they always burn, so it’s up to you whether or not you want to do that.
Another note, I did make my own pie crust, but I’m still working on getting it right and I’m a bit self conscience of it..I feel like I’m not too good at it, so maybe later I’ll post a recipe for that!
But let’s have a moment for the pie crust. ha! 🙂
Let it stand for 30 min-to an hour so that the center sets up.
And here it is..and like I said..I got like two pictures of it before it was devoured.
And here is the view from my window this morning at 5 am when I couldn’t sleep!
Until next time 🙂