When I was growing up, it was MawMaw’s heart’s desire to serve everyone’s favorite dish for holiday meals. Of course, everyone had a different favorite dish. MawMaw was undaunted by this. She started cooking a week early beginning with the pies, freezing them until the holiday morning when she would pop them in the oven to finish baking them.
Because autumn is pecan season down here in the Bayou State, I thought I would bake a pecan pie with all of those nuts that Norm and I recently gathered and shelled.
Following is MawMaw’s recipe, but I substitute maple syrup for the light corn syrup for a twist on the traditional pie, and I use 3 cups of pecans. These changes make a denser filling (my preference).
Yield: 6-8 slices
3/4 cup light corn syrup (or maple syrup, my preference)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 cups pecan halves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix first five ingredients; then fold in the pecans.
Pour the pecans into a basic pie crust.
Flute or press a decorative edge on the crust. MawMaw always used a fork edge on a pecan pie, so that’s what I do.
Bake for 45-50 minutes. Crust should be golden and pecans should not begin to turn dark brown. Remove from oven and cool.
Slice and serve with a dollop of chantilly (French whipped cream!).
To make chantilly, whip one pint of heavy whipping cream with 2 tablespoons of sugar. (You can add an optional teaspoon of vanilla, but I don’t because I like the simple flavor of the cream.) Whip for about 5 minutes until stiff peaks form – so easy and so delicious. Oh, if you have your pecan pie with a cup of coffee, plop some chantilly on the coffee, too!
Oh this is fantastic Stacy Lyn, I make Peacan Pie quite often! I have only one recipe, which I have used all of my adult life so will definitely be trying Maw Maw’s recipe for a change. We love pecan nuts so much that we have two trees in our garden and I have three buckets of nuts just now, waiting to be shelled. 🙂
Thank you kindly for sharing Maw Maw’s recipe. I took one look at that whipped cream and almost grabbed for the pie through the computer. On another note–I finished reading your book and LOVED it!! It is awesome. I want to go and write a review on Amazon. Any hints how to do this?
Stacy Lyn said:
Oh, thank you so much, Kathy. You just made my day, and I was not having a very good one. 🙂
Just go to Amazon and search for the book. Then scroll down to reviews, and there is a link where you can write your own review. Let me know if you need more specific instructions.
Again, thank you a million times!! ❤
Yummy, yum! Can I come over? xx
Stacy Lyn said:
Anytime, Karen. Anytime! ❤