Monday, February 28, 2011

From start to finish

Hello everyone, i hope that you had a great weekend!  I had posted this post  last week about a pecan pie i had made. Well i didn't include the recipe for the pie, so now i am!  We ended up picking some more pecans yesterday and i am going to be making another fresh pecan pie tonight, (they are so good)!  This time i got some photos of the whole process, from start to finish.  So those of you who have never got the chance to go in the field and pick some pecans, run them through a cracker, and then shell them to make a pie, you can see what your missing! 
First, you find a pecan tree, and for us that is at Aaron's mom's house.

The nuts with the shell are really cool looking

(the pecan tree is actually not in this photo, it off to the right, but i just liked this photo and wanted to include it)

(Someones excited for some pie!)

 Next, you knock some off of the tree and then enjoy finding them scattered all over the ground.  (It is always fun to make that part into a game)!

We got some help from Aaron's mom's dog Mattie!

 Once you have a few buckets full you run them through a nut cracking machine to break their hard casing.

Here they are all cracked and ready to be shelled

I am skipping the next few steps because they are all in this post.  But here is the end result...

So, you need...
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

And it is as simple as this...

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy, and stir in melted butter. Stir in the brown sugar, white sugar and the flour; mix well. Last add the milk, vanilla and nuts.
  3. Pour into an unbaked 9-in pie shell. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until done.
  4. Enjoy your amazing pie!!!!

Hope some of you try this, you wont be disappointed!!

1 comment:

  1. If you want Grandma Girl's recipe, let me know! Love those pictures! Especially the one of my Dad's nut cracker! Janice


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