Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's Pie Time

I know that Martha would be disappointed
after years of making my own crust,
I decided to cheat and it seemed to me
that no one noticed !
I decided why am I driving myself crazy making crust,
so I just buy the already made crusts.
If you are a purist and just have to make crust
......knock ya self out.......

Perfect Chocolate Pecan Pie 
(As if regular pecan pie wasn't decadant enough)
makes 1 deep dish or 2 shallow

1 c. light corn syrup
3 eggs
1/2 c. sugar
1 pkg. semi sweet chocolate morsels
1/4 c. butter, melted
1 1/2 c. pecan halves
1tsp vanilla
1 deep dish or 2 shallow pie crusts

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place cookie sheet in oven to preheat.
In a large bowl, combine corn syrup, sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs, beat well.

Place chocolate chips and pecans in the bottom of fluted pie crust.
(see below on how to flute)

Pour syrup mixture oven pecans.

Place pie on heated cookie sheet and bake for 55-65 minutes
or until deep golden brown and filling is set.

Cool completely. Store in refrigerator.

Sour Milk Pie

This is my grandmother recipe. I know it sounds odd -
if you like mincemeat you'll love this - much more economical!
This has to be my favorite,
I remember as a kid I couldn't wait for her to make it!

1 C milk
2 Tbsp. Vinegar
1 C sugar
1 C Raisins
1 egg
1 slice of bread - torn into pieces
1 tsp each: nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, 1/2 tsp clove

Mix all ingredients and place between 2 crusts.

Use an egg wash - mixture of 1 egg yolk plus 1Tbsp milk
 brush over the entire crust

Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

how to flute a pie crust

I also will be making a pumpkin pie,
I figured everyone knows how to do this
so I won't bore you w/  mine.
What is on everyone's menu?
Do you have any traditions ?
 What is your family favorite?


  1. Hi Jo :)

    Those pies look soooo good! I have my menu and recipes posted on my sidebar;)

    I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving my friend!


  2. Oh my gosh.
    What wonderful recipes.
    I can't wait to try the chocolate pecan pie.

    Have a great Thanksgiving!


  3. love the chocolate pecan pie idea ! Looks yummy

  4. Oh, yummy! My mom is making a pecan pie for T-giving, I'll have to give her this recipe & request the chocolate be added!

    Thanks for joining in the party!

  5. Pecans and chocolate are DELICIOUS!!! together. THANKS!!! for the recipe.

  6. That chocolate Pecan pie looks amazing!

  7. Came here from Tidymom's Pie Party. Both of your pies looks wonderful but I love the twist in your grandmother's recipe. Never heard of bread-crumbs in the mix before and it looks wonderful all baked up.

  8. My MIL loves Mince Meat! I'm going to try this one!

    I use those ready made crusts too.

  9. Thanks for sharing!! your pie look and sound DELICIOUS!!! the idea of adding chocolate to the pecan!!

    Thanks for linking up!