Saturday, January 1, 2011

Pies

We made 3 pies for Christmas dinner - pumpkin, apple, and pecan. Pumpkin pie is the easiest and I always use the recipe on the back of the Libby's can. We used frozen crust for the pumpkin and pecan and we already had a boxed pie crust mix, so we used that for the apple pie. This was the first time I've made an apple pie so we just used the directions on the back of the box. The hardest part was peeling and cutting up all the apples - and Meeta and Vikalp did that part!! So the rest was pretty simple, you pretty much just toss the apples with spices and you are good to go. I think the apple pie looked very nice even though I was kinda lazy with the lattice pattern.
Pecan pie is always my favorite and here is my mom's mom's simple recipe:

1 cup corn syrup
1 tbls butter
⅛ tsp salt
1 ½ cup pecans
3 eggs
½ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

1. Layer pecans in bottom of uncooked pie shell.
2. Put all the other ingredients together and mix well.
3. Pour mix on top of pecans in the pie shell.
4. Cook for ~1 hour at 300.

1 comment:

  1. (The family recipe actually calls for chopped pecans which are mixed together with all of the other ingredients.) I LOVED the pecan pie we made at your house at Thanksgiving. The Marie Callander's crust was just as yummy as the homemade crust traditionally made by my family.

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