Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Nov 26: Pecan Pie for Turkey Day

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving where we gather with friends and family to share thanks and eat!

The lore of Thanksgiving goes back to the colonist in Plymouth... starving and suffering from a poor harvest, the colonist were on the verge of a famine. Thankfully, the local Native American tribe came to the rescue with food. Everyone feasted! This is what we learned in elementary school...

I've been wanting to try Golden Syrup and I found a bottle at the local supermarket. Golden Syrup is an inverted sugar, similar to corn syrup, but with more flavor than corn syrup. The golden syrup has a light caramel flavor.

The Golden Syrup came with a Pecan Pie recipe... A famous pecan pie recipe!
Of course, I have to give it a try!

Pecan Pie
1 (9-inch) pie shell [I used a Pillsbury premade pie crust]
1 1/2 cup pecans
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup golden syrup
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine the sugar, egg yolks, golden syrup, butter, cream and salt into a sauce pan.
Heat on low to medium-low, stirring to combine.
Heat mixture to 160 F. When the color is uniform and slightly thickens...
Pour mixture through a strainer into a bowl.
Mix in vanilla.

Pre-bake the crust.
Unroll the crust and fit into a pie pan.

Dock (prick) the crust with a fork to prevent puffing.
Optional: Fancy up the edges for a better appearance.

Allow the crust to cool.
When cool arrange the pecans.

Pour the strained syrup mixture over the pecans, making sure the pecans are coated.
I also added more pecans by hand

Bake 350F for 20 minutes.

This will be the contribution to the Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.
It looks good... Hopefully it will taste good too.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful looking pie, and you used golden syrup (my fav). Hope thanksgiving is wonderful for you. We don't do thanksgiving in Aust.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Pie!

Wish I had a taste!

Happy Thanksgiving :)

Eat4Fun said...

Audax... That golden syrup stuff is quite tasty.

Shawn... I have the recipe and can make the pie again. :-)