Beth at Someone's in the Kitchen With Brina chose our recipe this week for Tuesday’s With Dorie. She chose a pie that I’ve never made before. (Shock!) We made “Dorie’s” Favorite Pecan Pie. I love pecans and I would say I probably love pecan pie, but I haven’t really had it much in my life. I’m talking a bite or two. Not sure why. My mom loves pecan pie. Do not set a whole pie in front of her.
Well, actually, I’d love to have shared one of these pies I made with her and I would have let her eat the whole thing. I knew I would like the pie. And I knew no one else here would. So I only made 1/3 of the recipe (Why 1/3? Because the list of ingredients were easy to cut into thirds.) One third of the recipe made two cute little 4 inch pies and nine mini muffin tin size “pies”. I made these and took them to my friends who enjoyed them, well, and then they didn’t eat them all, so I brought a few of them home and I nibbled on some over the last week.
For the crust, I used some leftover pate brisee’ from Thanksgiving that I’d had in the freezer. I omitted the espresso powder and cinnamon from the filling. But I certainly did not omit the chocolate! I made the 4 inch pies in my cute little tart pans and cut little circles out of the pie crust to fit in the mini muffin tins. The filling was super simple.
I definitely don’t think I over baked these, but I’m not sure they should have baked a little less. I baked the 4 inch tarts for 10 minutes at 425 degrees then 8 minutes at 350 degrees.
I baked the little minis for 5 minutes at 425 degrees and 7 minutes at 350 degrees. If you like a little chocolate and a little nuttiness with some great, buttery crust, these are de-lish!
Like I said, I haven’t had pecan pie much before, but THIS
THIS is now “My” Favorite Pecan Pie, too. And I can’t really say it’s Dorie’s, since I didn’t include all the things she did to make her favorite. But I love how pecan nutty it was and you certainly can’t go wrong with chocolate! Thanks for the fun pick this week, Beth! You can get the recipe on her blog.
And check out all the other pecan pies over at Tuesday's With Dorie.
Taylor, Taylor, Taylor, or is it Super Mario?
Did you know you can “buy” fake mustaches in those 25 Cent bubble gum machines now? Yep. You know, some have different, really cheap, annoying toys. Well, you can also get mustaches. And I’d never seen or heard of that before, but Parker was at the store with me a couple weeks ago and begged me for a quarter to get a bubble gum. Next thing I know, he has on a mustache and no gum. So apparently, Taylor thought it was pretty cool and had to get one, too, recently. He did NOT want me to take his picture and is NOT happy that I got this one while he wasn’t paying enough attention. Stinkin’ cute, I must say! At one point, he had on a cowboy hat, too. It’s really a good thing the boys don’t ever see what I post on the blog. It’ll be fun to tease them with it all someday!
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season!
These are so fun! I’ve made one with the boys, one with Kevin and I, our friend’s Bob and Tes and just today posted a lovely one of my parents on their Facebook page. I’m sure they’re thrilled! You can do one, too!