Friday, January 23, 2015

Pecan Pie, Oh My!

Pecan Pie!
My first ever attempt at Pecan Pie, and it turned out beautifully. The crust was firm but flakey, and the filling was sweet, nutty and gooey. I fancied up the crust by cutting out star shapes from the pastry scraps, then cutting them in half, and "glued" them down with a bit of egg white. 
My husband has declared it his 'new favourite pie" and my mother-in-law(who is also celiac) could not stop exclaiming how good this was between mouthfuls.
I think this was a success.

The pastry shell, pre-bake,
I liked how the embellishment on the crust looked like little crowns!

The oh so simple ingredients for the caramel. White sugar, brown sugar, molasses, corn syrup and butter. I think this was one of the simplest pies to make, with the most impressive presentation!

Pastry recipe is on this site, again amended slightly from Mennonite Girls Can Cook.