Sunday, December 27, 2009

TWD: My Favorite Pecan Pie

Hellllllooooooooooooooooo! Remember me! I'm stunned I haven't written since November. I guess I've been busy! Will have more details on that later - but for now, pie!

I love pecan pie. It is my favorite right behind Apple Pie. Up to this point I was intimidated by making it, so I really didn't want to miss out on this recipe, and was super happy to have a little extra time to write up this post. So thanks to LW for the leeway on the date of posting, and super special thanks to Beth from Someone's in the Kitchen with Brina (and her husband!) for picking this recipe.

Despite my love of pecan pie I agree with Dorie that most versions are just too sweet and make it hard to eat even a small slice. This recipe tones down that sweetness nicely. I used instant coffee instead of espresso and cut the amount in half. Glad I did, as I think it would have been too much. The chocolate seemed a bit much too, but that might be more about how large I chopped the pieces (I think I took "course chop" a little too literally).

This is a great recipe, but I'll be happy to get the rest of it to work tomorrow. Much too dangerous to have alone in the house with only me to eat it! I'm sure I'll have plenty of volunteers and it will be gone before noon.

Here's hoping you've all had a good rest over the holiday weekend, and that all is well in your worlds. I've missed being here, and will resolve (as it's a resolution time of year) to be here more regularly as we proceed into the new year (and decade).

See you soon!