Friday, March 14, 2014

It's Pi Day

Plantation Pecan Pie.

March 14 is Pi Day (3.14) and in honor of the Day and to honor the dessert that recently won the Our State magazine contest as the best dessert in North Carolina, I made a Pecan Pie.  Dan and I are certainly going to enjoy Pi Day.  (We'll be sharing with family too.)

I used my favorite pecan pie recipe from the Southern Living, Southern Hospitality Cookbook

Plantation Pecan Pie

1/4 cup butter (not margarine)
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 tablespoon of cream or milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs at room temperature
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups broken pecans
1 9 inch unbaked pie shell

Cream butter, add sugar gradually, then add syrup and cream or milk.  In another bowl add salt to eggs and beat until light.  Stir well into first mixture; add vanilla and pecans. 
Cream butter and brown sugar.
Add syrup.

Add eggs.

Add pecans and vanilla extract.
Pour mixture into a 9-inch unbaked pie shell. 
In unbaked pie shell and ready for the oven.

Bake pie in a preheated 400F oven for 10 minutes.  Lower heat to 350F and bake for 35 to 40 minutes longer or until a silver knife inserted in filling comes out clean. 
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Pie is out of oven.

Ready to enjoy. Yummy.

Why don't you try this recipe so you too can enjoy Pi Day? 

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