Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Recipe Week, Day 7

Today's Thanksgiving recipe is... Mississippi Pecan Pie!

I love to bake and am a huge fan of sweets. My mom is a big fan of baking and my dad a big fan of sweets, so I guess it's only natural I would combine the two loves. And I'm not trying to brag, but I make a mean pie. When I was around 14 I entered a pie competition at a local street fair type event and won first place! Yes, I was crowned Pie Queen.

Both photos are taken from a recipe-scrapbook my mother made me when I got married.

Did you think I was kidding? I had a tiara AND a scepter! And I won a check for $75 which is a ton of cash for a 14 year old (it's still a lot of cash to me!). Enough about that, I'm sure you're wanting to hear about my Mississippi Pecan Pie! I hope you like the recipe, it is so easy.

Mississippi Pecan Pie
1 cup white corn syrup
1 t. vanilla
1 cup pecans
1/2 t. salt
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
9 inch unbaked pie shell

Place all ingredients into a 9 inch pie shell and bake 50 minutes in a 350 degree oven. It may not look completely done when the 50 minutes are up, but TAKE IT OUT. It will continue to cook as it cools and harden a bit. You don't want to overcook it! I also add about a halfish cup of chocolate chips to the pie shell before I pour the mixture in for a little added surprise.

*blink blink* What? Oh you mean you want the actual recipe that I baked to win the title of Pie Queen? You drive a hard bargain, my friend. But because I love you all so much, I shall share it with you.

Chocolate Chip Pie
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup flour (all purpose, please)
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup butter (melted and cooled, please)
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
1 unbaked pie shell

Beat eggs until foamy. Beat in sugar, flour, butter, oil, and vanilla until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans. Bake in a 235 degree oven for 1 hour 15 minutes. Let cool for 1 hour and chill before serving, refrigerate the leftovers. (Ha! Leftovers??)

Thank you all so much for taking a part in my Thanksgiving Recipe Week. I enjoyed sharing my favorite holiday recipes with y'all and I hope you enjoyed it as well. If you happen to make any of the recipes I posted, please let me know! I'd love to see how it turned out. Unless it turned out badly, in which case I shall wear the Cone of Shame and deny giving you the recipe.

My sister and me "cooking."

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