So when I started out, mini pecan pies were the plan and then my pops got involved and of course he wanted to make both, minies and a normal size pie! WHAT!? We opted to make a 9" instead just because I had the wrong muffin pan :(
Downside of having 2 kitchens, half my baking pans are at my apartment instead of my house...Wamp wamp
BUTTT, after looking at a few recipes and finally picking one based on reviews, it was pretty simple. Who would've thunk!?
Brown sugar, corn syrup (Karo), eggs, butter and vanilla and wahlaa..just needed to add the pecans and it's that simple!
*Ok so one thing I did change was the fact that the recipe calls for dark brown sugar, we only had light brown sugar and after *cough* extensive *cough* research, I figured light brown wouldn't do much harm. Only difference is the amount of molasses in it..all depends on your personal preference and taste buds.
And for the pecans, I made my dad break up the pecans into halves. That was his specific job Hehe. As any of my friends know, I'm a tough cookie to be in the kitchen with since I totally believe in having to many cooks in the kitchen does no one any good..so needless to say he had his minor rules in this process. But in actuality, this pie was super simple and probably the easiest pie I've ever made.
We ended up using store bought pie crust just because me and crust don't do well together. I don't have time for that stuff, OK I do but I rather not. So mix the ingredients together then add the pecans and pour them into the crust and into the oven it goes. **I added a handful of chocolate chips to half of it because I was curious of how it would turn out. (Long story short, years ago I tried this chocolate pecan pie it was one of the yummiest desserts I've ever had...never found out who made it and never had it again, sad day for all)
I was also a little nervous after having it all mixed it because it really didn't look much filling. Pouring it into the pan it came to be a little more than half filled. (sorry for no picture) but once it was in the oven, as my dad guessed, it did rise and filled out beautifully.
Now let me tell you, the smell of a pecan pie cooking----Wooo Nelly, it was scrumptious!! 45 minutes later @ 350....
>>>>Here's the site I got it from and a few suggested variations in the reviews..totally worth checking out! Original Pecan Pie Recipe!
Baking more pie tomorrow so who knows what will turn out but should be cooking up some more fun stuff this weekend since my boyfriends in town for a visit so check back for more home trials..
Sorry for the lengthy chronicle of this adventure but lesson learned, no need to fear the classic Pecan Pie..it most likely is going to be one of your easiest pies to make. Curious to see how it worked out for others if you decide to try it out!
Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping to all!