Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!

IN THE NEWS: A Massachusetts woman is seeking donations from fellow pet lovers to help pay for eye surgery for her turkey named Jerry. Read more HERE.

I'm off the kiddo's school for a little Thanksgiving day party.
(I'm bringing the popcorn, FYI)

I hope everyone has safe travels and lots of good food tomorrow. I'm heading off to my brother's. He's frying his turkey, and in exchange I promised to bring his favorite pie: pecan.
(But I'm also bring an apple pie, too)

I always get requests to make the pecan pie. I really don't know why. To me, it's the easiest of pies to make, but my family thinks I have the knack. Actually, what I really have is my mother-in-law's recipe. And I'll share it with you now:

Kentucky Pecan Pie

1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 TBsp rum
1 heaping cup pecan halves
1 pie shell, unbaked, 9-inch

In a large bowl, combine corn syrup, brown sugar, salt, butter, and vanilla; mix well. Add slightly beaten eggs and blend well; stir in pecans and rum. Pour into the unbaked pie shell.
Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 45 minutes, or until set. Cool pecan pie and serve with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


Have a blessed Thanksgiving day!

Psalm 106:1
Praise the Lord!
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,for his steadfast love endures forever!


Tamika: said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jennifer! Travel safely and thanks sharing the recipe. I'll hand it down to my mom- she's the baker.

Jessica said...

Wow, that pie sounds so rich. Yikes! Have a great day. :-)

crystal said...

I LOVE pecan pie. It's the ultimate in sweetness (my weakness).

Hope you have a wonderful, blessed day tomorrow.

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Chicki said...

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Joanne said...

I don't think I've ever had pecan pie, but it looks amazing. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Kerrie said...

I love pecan pie, but have never tried to make it. Thank you for the recipe.

Chelle Sandell said...

Yum! Sounds delicious! I've never tried to make one because it was always my aunt's specialty. Have a great holiday!!

T. Anne said...

Ha! Love the turkey. Thanx for the recipe I was just thinking I have no pecan pie this year! Happy Thanksgiving XOXO

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Have a great Thanksgiving! I LOVE deep fried turkey! It's the best!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Yum, I'm trying that pecan pie recipe!

Stephanie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! And that pie sounds yummy!

Robyn Campbell said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jennifer. The secret to your mom-in-law's recipe is the rum. Sounds yummy. Tell her your blogging buds thank her from the bottom of their hearts. Thank you too.

I sure hope Jerry gets what he deserves. :)

Sande said...

Yum. Email me some.

Stacy Post said...

I love a great pie recipe! Thanks for dropping by the blog. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

~Ellie Kings~ said...

That sounds yummy! Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family! Stay safe!

Diane said...

I have a similar recipe that I've made. Kinda too sweet for me but that's good so I don't eat too much of it. :O) have a blessed day!

Journaling Woman said...

Oh my, I've been looking for a recipe for Pecan Pie. YUM. Happy Thanksgiving!

Deb@RGRamblings said...

The pecan pie sounds yummy. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Patti Lacy said...

LOVE this blog.
Just ate a piece of pecan pie, made YOUR way (the Southern way) after a bowl of Turkey gumbo.

You start with the roux...

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Walt M said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving. My wife loves pecan pie, only without the pecans. It's a pure sugar rush, but it's good.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

This year was my first attempt to make a gluten free pecan pie and I'm happy to report it turned out yummy. I hope your holiday was wonderful. One of these days we are going to try frying the turkey.

Ms Snarky Pants said...

Om nom nom! That sounds good! I love Pecan but ours is sans rum. I think that I'll have to try your recipe! Happy Thanksgiving (weekend)! hehe