Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie - My favorite Pecan Pie



This weeks recipe is My favorite Pecan Pie. It was chosen by Brina of Someone's in the Kitchen with Brina. Be sure to stop by her blog to see how wonderful it looks and to get the recipe so you can bake it yourself!

You only get one picture from me. My pie, while tasting fabulous, looked terrible. My crust slid down into the pie plate, even though I filled it with beans. My filling run out of the pie when I cut the first slice. And, that is after baking it for 10 minutes longer than called for in the recipe. I was afraid to bake it any longer for fear of burning the crust.

But, did I mention it tasted fabulous? Oh my! I am not a pecan pie fan. Normally they are waaaaay to sweet for my tastes, and I like sweet things. My hubby loves pecan pie. Love, love, loves it. He and his brother fight over the one his Mom makes for Thanksgiving every year. I had really high hopes for this and was going to surprise my hubby with this wonderful pie.

He was very apprehensive when I cut the first slice and he saw filling run into the pie plate. Every once in a while his Mom will have that happen and I know that is totally unacceptable. Pecan pie should have a thick filling that cradles the pecans in it's sweetness. Not mine. Not all of the filling ran out. And, it wasn't watery thin, it was like molasses, but it still ran.

But, did I mention it tasted fabulous? :D I never would have believed that cinnamon, espresso powder, chocolate and corn syrup could work together, but work together they do. This pie is sweet but not teeth hurting sweet. The espresso is a wonderful background flavor, blending with the chocolate and tickling your taste buds. The cinnamon is there too, but again, in the background, offering another gentle tickle. My hubby's opinion? He asked for seconds the minute he finished the first piece. Said it wasn't much to look at, but boy did it taste good. Said it was the best pecan pie he'd ever had. Pretty high praise indeed!

If you would like to see what all the rest of the bakers thought of this weeks choice, head over to TWD.


5 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm happy to hear it surpassed your husband's expectations after having a favorite pecan pie for so many years. I agree that pecan pies are usually too sweet, but this one was divine.

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  2. It sure sounds like it was a hit with you and your pecan pie-loving husband! I skipped this one, but it's getting a lot of good reviews.

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  3. It looks good to me because I am pecan crazy.

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  4. Wow! With raves like that, I think you can rest on your laurels! Mine wasn't a thing of beauty but it was the best pecan pie EVER.

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  5. Yummy.
    Have a wonderful new year ahead!

    Julius
    from Occasional Baker

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