Pecan Pie

FullSizeRenderI had some sweet short crust pastry left over from a previous bake so it was clearly time for PECAN PIE! I rolled out my pastry and blind baked it until golden and then filled the pastry case with a lovely, gooey pecan mixture baked at 180°C for half an hour. Here’s what was inside:

  • 75g golden caster sugar
  • 100g dark brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 50g melted butter
  • 100g smashed up pecan
  • 100g whole pecans
  • Blob of vanilla extract
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 100ml treacle

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Here’s my Blue Peter moment, before and after baking. Oh yes, that tart tin I stole from my mum two years ago has done me proud today. 🙂 Popped out nicely too – I never forget to grease the tin now as I had a caramel shortbread disaster many a year ago. Nothing quite like learning the hard way. Something rather special about treacle, it just gives food that extra push into naughty dessert land. Yes, that is a place that I visit frequently and would recommend at this time of year. I fed this pie to my nearest and dearest with a big blob of double cream. No Sunday blues today…..

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