Tuesday, November 24, 2009

If there is booze in it, it must be good

I love pecan pie. I don't like many desserts (thank goodness or I'd have even more of a weight problem) but I love pecan pie. After a couple of pumpkin recipes I thought I deserved to make a treat for work that I liked. I took bits and pieces of different recipes and tried this. The pictures suck as I had to sneak my small digital camera into work and snap the photos on the table. They don't do it justice.
Pecan Bourbon Pie
1 pie crust, either homemade or store bought
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
3 TBSP brown sugar
1 cup corn syrup
3 eggs
2 TBSP bourbon
1 cup pecans, slightly broken
Place pie crust in pie plate. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat all ingredients except pecans in a bowl by hand. Stir in pecans. Pour into crust and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until set. My pecans got a little brown so I should have covered the pie with some foil for the first 10 to 15 minutes, but it was still pretty darn tasty!

I want to wish each and every one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving. May it be filled with love, food, laughter and those you love.

Our nephew deploys tomorrow to Kuwait. We are thankful we have such a brave and selfless man. God Speed Riley. Keep your head down, your eyes open and thoughts of your wife waiting back here for you. We love you!


Brad said...

Love your blogs, I signed up thru RSS for the food blogs. thanks for sharing such wonderful recipes and comfort food. I'm looking forward to reading more to come. Have a great holiday.

buffalodick said...

Sounds like a great Southern recipe for pie! Happy T-day to you and yours!

A Year on the Grill said...

It breaks my heart to see our boys going over seas. I have a list of family, friends, friends of family and friends of friends that are over there now. I read that list once a week, and remind myself of what i know about them (loving husband and cared for nephew). Absolutely I will add your nephew to my list.

And bourbon is my favorite drink to cook with (sometimes i add it to food as well)

tamilyn said...

Thanks Dave. Thankfully everyone that I know who has gone over seas has come home, but see heartbreaking news about some that do not. I appreciate all prayers and thoughts.

LOL, about the bourbon-I say the same about wine! Cheers!

HoneyB said...

I love your title and I TOTALLY agree! ;-) Happy Thanksgiving!

Monica H said...

My husband would totally love the addition of bourbon in this pie. I think I'd appreciate it after an afternoon with the in-laws!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bob said...

Ha! Great title. Pecan pie is a good time, haven't had it in years though.

Good luck to your nephew.