Friday, December 12, 2008

Pecan Pie My Way


Pecan pie is one of my absolute favorite pies, however the store bought ones with the layer of brown goo and few pecans is not my idea of a Pecan Pie. I like a solid layer of pecans (toasted please) and have a special ingredient which takes it over the top! I made two, one for Thanksgiving and one for me!

Everyone who tasted this pie said it was the BEST Pecan Pie they ever tasted!

This recipe makes one pie
1 frozen Deep Dish pie shell (or you can make your own)
5 tbl unsalted butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups toasted pecans
1/2 to 3/4 of a Kahlua mini
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 eggs lightly beaten

Pre-cook your shell after putting some holes in it via a fork (for however long the package says)

Set your oven at 350 degrees after your are done with the pie shell

In a medium saucepan combine the butter, brown sugar, corn syrups, and salt

Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly, continue to boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the nuts, vanilla and Kahlua liquor.

Let sit for 5 minutes or so, you will then temper the eggs (put some of the hot liquid into the eggs and stir stir stir).

Then whisk the beaten eggs into the hot liquid until well incorporated.

Pour the filling into the pie crust (which you will have on a baking sheet)

Bake on the lower rack in the oven until the edges are set but the center is still slightly loose about 40 to 45 minutes. If the edges start getting dark put aluminum foil on the edges only.
Let cool slightly and serve

12 comments:

Cheryl said...

Ooo...Kahlua... :-) Sounds wonderful.

Pam said...

I've never had pecan pie before... Can I have a piece the next time you make one? It looks fantastic Cheryl!!!

Lick My Spoon said...

yum! pecan pie is my mom's favorite. looks like she's going to be very happy this xmas :) thanks for the recipe!

Jan said...

That pie looks fabulous, Cheryl. I'm not surprised you made an extra one. ;-)

Heather said...

mmmmm!!! love the khalua! this is my brother's favorite pie. he doesn't do alcohol, but i am definitely making it for him, sans khalua! yum!!!

Amy said...

Pecan pie is one of my favorite pies. Yours looks really good. I love that you have a lot of nuts in it.

Joan said...

Jesus Christ, I think I heard angels singing!! I have to make that pie. I am so printing it and I will let you know how it goes.
Great Job with that! LOve your blog!

Amy said...

I have an award for you over on my blog!

NuKiwi said...

Ooh, I thought mine was good at Thanksgiving - never occurred to me to add kahlua! I tried the fiol around the edges trick to save my crust, but it still ended up going pretty dark.

Might try this one next time!

Cheers.

Darius T. Williams said...

This definitely looks good!

Half Baked said...

I love the addition of Khalua! Yummm

Sophie said...

Do you by chance know the measurements that 1/2 to 3/4 of a Kahlua mini would be? Is that like 1/4 cup?