One of my favorite parts of this Bake Craft Sew series, in addition to lots of fabulous recipes, is the opportunity I have to introduce you to some amazing bloggers you might not now. Today’s guest blogger is Erin from DelightfulEMade I am excited she is sharing one of her family’s favorite holiday recipes today! In addition to all the Bake ideas here on the blog my friends Mique will be sharing Craft ideas and Cindy will be sharing Sew ideas and Mallory and Savannah at Classy Clutter will be sharing decorate ideas! Exciting right!? Be sure to check out all the ideas they are sharing each day as part of Bake Craft Sew Decorate
Hello, everyone! My name is Erin and I’m the “E” in DelightfulEMade.com! I take pride in cooking, baking, creating and sharing all the greatness that food brings to our lives, and how it connects us as family, friends and community. I’m so happy to be here and to share one of my families’ favorite holiday recipes!
Classic flavors in the ultimate holiday dessert! This Classic Pecan Pie is perfect for any holiday dinner, party or get-together, and when topped with a delicious Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream, this dessert will make your holiday complete!
My husband absolutely adores pecan pie. Every year when Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around, I always ask what pie he would like, and his answer is ALWAYS pecan! In fact, instead of a birthday cake, Jason has asked for pecan pie, instead – that’s how much he loves this rich, classic dessert!
Over the years, I’ve come to perfect this holiday treat, as I’ve made it more times than I can count. The recipe is simple, as it uses a basic pie crust – I use a refrigerated, store-bought pie crust. It make things simple and fool-proof, and is a huge-time saver. No need to worry about making, refrigerating and rolling out the dough – simply unroll the pre-made crust, press it into the bottom of the pie plate, and crimp the edges. From here, your pie is ready for its filling.
The filling for this delicious pie is rich, sweet and decadent. The pecans are the centerpiece of this dessert and add the most wonderful texture in every bite. If you wish, add the pecan halves in a spiral design making for a very beautiful appearance. If doing this, add the pecans on top of the filling, versus pouring the filling over the top of the pecans placed into the bottom of the crust. Any way you have it, the pie will bake to a beautiful auburn brown.
This rich, decadent pie is great on its own, but even better with my Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream! Much like a standard whipped cream, this fantastic pie topping has the addition of vanilla bean caviar. It’s subtle vanilla flavor compliments the pie wonderfully!
Here’s the recipe for this fantastic holiday treat!
- 1, 9" pie crust (refrigerated)
- 1½ c. pecan halves
- 4 eggs
- ¾ c. sugar
- 1½ c. dark corn syrup
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1½ tsp. vanilla
- ½ c. melted butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a 9" pie pan, add the refrigerated pie crust. Press into sides, and crimp top edges. Place the pecan halves in the bottom of the crust. Set aside.
- Combine the eggs, sugar, syrup, salt, vanilla and melted butter. Whisk together until completely combined and smooth. Pour over the pecans into the pie crust.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until the filling appears to be set when pie is gently moved.
Click here to get the easy, delicious recipe for the Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream.
I hope you have an amazing holiday season, filling with laughter and cheer with friends and family. Enjoy! ~Erin
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