Almost anyone who has lived or traveled the length and breath of our
             country knows that although there might be a McDonald's in every town,
             folks have many local preferences & recipes that might astonish and delight any
             visitor or the weary traveler.  The key is to look for them!

             Depending on where you go, you will find specialty meals as well as desserts
             representative of the local culture and people in America. The number one most
             often purchased pie in the North East is... the Apple, and this should be
             not a surprise. However the most often consumed pie in the south is
             the Chocolate pudding pie which is one of my favorites.

             Today we are talking about a national favorite ... although not at the top of
             the list anywhere... and this is the Pecan Pie. There are a lot of differences
             in how people make this pie based on availability of ingredients, cost and
             local custom... but I think you just might like this 'no substitutions' version!

             Made with love for my sweet little honey-child, Laura!

                         Roger

             NOTE: this recipe is special because of the ingredients. More nuts prepared more ways, eggs
             and butter... only real vanilla bean... a quality thickener... honey and a special seasoned crust
             and a secret ingredient (Jim B. 'rye')

 

 

Colonel Beauford's Pecan Pie, y’all

 

    

     Ingredients

  
¼ teaspoon salt
    
     Pecans – 1 cup ground (aka: pecan meal), ¾ cup chopped and 1 cup whole*

     4 eggs

     1 vanilla bean

     1  cup honey

     1 cup butter

     1 cup light brown sugar

     1  tbsp rye whiskey

     2 - 3 tbsp Arrowroot

          * bake the raw pecans to keep them from overly softening while cooking... personally, I like the 3/4 cup to be   
            caramelized and  chopped

 

     Process

 

  1. 1) Prebake crust at 400 degrees 8 minutes

  2. 2) Warm vanilla in saucepan with cream

  3. 3) Add: sugar, honey, salt, butter bring to a boil

  4. 4) Remove from stove and add ground pecans and chopped pecans

  5. 5) In separate bowl beat eggs

  6. 6) Gently add a cooled mixture from sauce pan to eggs

  7. 7) Place whole pecans on the bottom of the pie plate, then pour mixture on top

  8. 8) Bake 375 degrees for 45 – 50 minutes

 

 
   
 

1) Prebake crust at 400 degrees 8 minutes

   
   
   
 

Baked crust with a hint of Mace

   
   
   
 

2) Warm vanilla in saucepan with cream

3) Add: sugar, honey, salt, butter bring to a boil

   
   
   
 

5) In separate bowl beat eggs
Actually use 4!

   
   
   
 

4) Remove from stove and add ground pecans and chopped pecans

   
   
   
 

don

don't forget the 100% pure honey

   
   
   
 

 Place whole pecans on the bottom of the pie plate,

then later, pour mixture on top

   
   
   
 

aaaah... the secret ingredient
(Rye Whiskey)

   
   
   
 

6) Gently add a cooled mixture from sauce
 pan to eggs

   
   
   
 

8) Bake 375 degrees for 45 – 50 minutes

knife blade inserted must remove clean

   
   
   
 

allow to cool

   
   
   
 

One slice leads to another....

and then it's gone!

   
   
   
 

Moist and yummy and great with ice cream!

 

"make it for someone you love!"