I hate pecan pie. Loathe even. Ha!!! What a way to start a post, eh?! Let me explain. Please?
Pecan pie was something that IF it was brought to a gathering (which was a rarity in itself) it was store bought. Yah. Enough said, right?!
Burnt pecans, gummy tasteless pie crust, cloyingly sweet filling whose texture is either grainy or slimy. I tried it, I did. And then… I stifled my gag reflexes the best I could.
So you can understand my reluctance to make a pecan pie and then feel obligated to at least TRY it. On top of that, I was short on time (which is why I used a frozen pie crust, eep) and short 1/4 cup+ of corn syrup and just about freaked out because I was sure I didn’t have anything on hand in order to substitute. Thanks to Google I substituted it for clover honey. I left out the espresso powder, the chocolate, but left the cinnamon (I’m starting to think I have a problem…)
I cut a piece to photograph and instantly I noticed the difference in the filling. It was semi-solid and wonderfully aromatic. I squeezed my eyes closed and took the plunge. The dynamic that the honey gave the pie was LIFE changing.
I’m happy to report that I no longer have a fear of pecan pie. Well, at least when I make it 😉
Thanks to Beth of Someone’s in the Kitchen with Brina for choosing this recipe. Head on over to her blog for the recipe.
8 thoughts on “TWD – Pecan Pie”
store bought pecan pie is gross. This pie is amazing. Glad to hear it was life changing!
Ha…how exciting that you have a newfound love for pecan pie! Yours really looks delicious and I bet the honey made it incredible!! Great job! I really enjoyed this recipe too!!
Your pie looks so pretty with the pecans so perfectly arranged. And with ice cream. I don’t usually like pecan pie that much either, but this one was amazing.
Funny! It’s great that you took the plunge and made the pie and tasted it! The design you made with the pecan halves is beautiful.
Your pie looks great! I loved the flavor with the chocolate and espresso. Great pie!
The top picture looks especially nice.
Missing your interviews on TWD.
Yum looks so good..sorry you don’t likepecan pie!
Im sorry I did not bake with you this week , with the SMS group. I hope your caramels turned out good! I hear they are yummy! I hope to make them someday!
This is still on my list of things I need to make to catch up on TWD! I’m glad you ended up liking it!