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clemspal

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  • Location: bishop, CA
Pecan Pie Tue, 05/25/04 4:18 PM (permalink)
ok folks , who makes the best pecan pie ? how do i get there ?

one of my favorites is at a place there at the main intersection , in johnson city , texas ( you can't miss it ). i think maybe they toast their nuts before adding them to the goo .

for what it's worth , here are the ingredients i use :

1/4 C butter
1 C white sugar
1 C Sugar Cane Syrup ( preferably Steens )
5 eggs
1 t vanilla
1/2 t salt
3 C chopped pecans ( not too fine )

just make using the basic assembly for a pecan pie , and stand back
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    • Location: Gahanna, OH
    RE: Pecan Pie Tue, 05/25/04 4:46 PM (permalink)
    I tasted a pecan pie once. Never again. That thing was so sweet my lips got cavities.
     
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      BarbaraCt

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      • Location: Trumbull, CT
      RE: Pecan Pie Tue, 05/25/04 6:15 PM (permalink)
      Find a recipe that includes bourbon. That will cut the sweetness. Or, find a recipe that includes bourbon and chocolate. Who cares how sweet it is !!
       
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        Michael Hoffman

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        RE: Pecan Pie Tue, 05/25/04 7:12 PM (permalink)
        Nah. It's not worth the effort.
         
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          Ort. Carlton.

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          • Location: Athens, GA
          RE: Pecan Pie Tue, 05/25/04 7:19 PM (permalink)
          Dearfolk,
          The best I ever had was at the long-gone Mammy's Shanty at 1472 Peachtree Street, N/W in Midtown Atlanta. Since I now no longer eat any quantity of sugar at one time (having been diagnosed as hypoglycaemic), I eschew pecan pie.
          There are some sugarless recipes for it running around. One involves using unsweetened pineapple juice and roasting the kernels in creamery butter before putting them into the pie. - If anyone finds and perfects that one, please bark at me. I'm woof woof wag wag to try it.
          Not Wanting To Rot My Canines, Ort. Carlton in Lovely, Sunny Athens, Georgia.
           
          #5
            RedPatti

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            • Joined: 10/7/2003
            • Location: Northridge, CA
            RE: Pecan Pie Tue, 05/25/04 8:20 PM (permalink)
            Since 1972 I have used the Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie Recipe in the Farm Journal Pie Cookbook adding 3 tbls. of dark Myers Rum and pouring the pie filling over toasted and cooled pecan halves, then turning the halves that float to the top over in the syrup to make sure they are coated well and are rounded side up which makes the nuts candy like and very very good. This is a hit at my house. This pie is not for the faint hearted.
             
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              clemspal

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              • Location: bishop, CA
              RE: Pecan Pie Tue, 05/25/04 11:09 PM (permalink)
              "This is a hit at my house. This pie is not for the faint hearted."

              nor should it be

               
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                hotdogger

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                • Location: nyc, NY
                RE: Pecan Pie Wed, 05/26/04 3:35 AM (permalink)
                Pecan pie is one of my all time favorites. Try it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. YUMMY!!!
                 
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                  RibDog

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                  • Location: St. Petersburg, FL
                  RE: Pecan Pie Wed, 05/26/04 8:45 AM (permalink)
                  My favorite one is a sweet potato pecan pie with chantilly whipped cream. It is in one of Paul Prudhomme's early cookbooks. Being a native southerner, sweet potato pie and pecan pie were already some of my favorites. But when I saw Paul's recipe, I decided I could have both at the same time. Yum!

                  John
                   
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                    Hillbilly

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                    • Location: North Wilkesboro, NC
                    RE: Pecan Pie Wed, 05/26/04 1:51 PM (permalink)
                    I LOVE pecan pie, and have tried it in at least 40 states. The best I ever had, weirdly enough, was in Freeport, Maine. It probably would not seem so outstanding if side by side with some from Anderson's in Charlotte, NC, Mr. B's Bistro in New Orleans or some of the other great southern restaurants, but it was so unexpected that it just made it seem spectacular.
                     
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                      Lucky Bishop

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                      • Location: Allston, MA
                      RE: Pecan Pie Wed, 05/26/04 2:42 PM (permalink)
                      The key is that a good pecan pie has a sort of caramel texture. It should be firm, not overly custardy. Nothing worse than a pecan pie that's too eggy.

                      I can't even think of the best pecan pie I've ever had, because I've had so many great ones. But the best in Boston is definitely the one at Blue Ribbon Barbecue.
                       
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                        emsmom

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                        • Location: Gastonia, NC
                        RE: Pecan Pie Wed, 05/26/04 3:07 PM (permalink)
                        My friend Joyce makes the best pecan pie that I have ever tasted.
                        She has pecan trees in her yard and picks and shells the nuts for her pies. She even shares her recipe. One of her secrets is that she chops her pecans instead of leaving halves. She sprinkles them into her pie shell and bakes in the oven for several minutes before she adds the filling. When the pie bakes the pecan pieces rise to the top.
                         
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                          Ort. Carlton.

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                          RE: Pecan Pie Fri, 05/28/04 5:29 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by Hillbilly

                          I LOVE pecan pie, and have tried it in at least 40 states. The best I ever had, weirdly enough, was in Freeport, Maine. It probably would not seem so outstanding if side by side with some from Anderson's in Charlotte, NC, Mr. B's Bistro in New Orleans or some of the other great southern restaurants, but it was so unexpected that it just made it seem spectacular.


                          Hillbilly,
                          The Andersons' on Elizabeth Avenue down by Presbyterian Hospital is an awful good reason to get oneself hungry when visiting Charlotte. The Athens Restaurant down on Independence Blvd. is also a mighty fine purveyor of Roadfood. But The Andersons' pecan pie is mighty mighty good. Lordy.
                          Jane, Michael - when're you gonna go take in Charlotte? We can send you to a couple dozen places among us all....
                          Queencitycally, Ort. Carlton in 212-Miles-Down-The-Pike 30601-land.
                          P. S. That translates to four hours and 2/3 of a tank of gas.
                           
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                            rainsux

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                            • Location: Detroit, MI, MI
                            RE: Pecan Pie Mon, 06/28/04 9:03 PM (permalink)

                            My favorite frozen pecan pie is Wick's. They're located in Winchester, IN. Their old fashioned sugar creme pie is probably
                            illegal.

                            -doug
                             
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                              albinoni

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                              • Location: Plainfield, NJ
                              RE: Pecan Pie Mon, 06/28/04 9:45 PM (permalink)
                              I've been using The Silver Palate's pecan pie recipe for years. Basically calls for dk brown sugar, light Karo syrup, and the usual other stuff, but w/chopped pecans inside the pie. Whole pecans are placed around the edge for decoration. It's a good recipe.

                              Charlie
                               
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                                chezkatie

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                                RE: Pecan Pie Mon, 06/28/04 9:50 PM (permalink)
                                Pecan pie is my least favorite pie. I make them at holiday time because they are expected but I would rather go without any dessert rather than try and eat any. I have substituted maple sprup for the corn syrup but still find that it is way too sweet.
                                 
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                                  harriet1954

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                                  RE: Pecan Pie Sat, 07/3/04 5:48 PM (permalink)
                                  Wonder where I can get a nice slice of that off I-95 in Georgia...

                                  OMG I just had a terrible mind-flash of Stuckey's pecan logs or pecan rolls. I hope they still don't have them all through the South anymore...
                                   
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