October 28, 2016

It is also PECAN Season...

I have a pecan tree in my backyard and this is only the second year we have gotten any substantial amount of pecans from it.  We also have some local pecan orchards in the area but I love having my own little tree.  It is a lovely tree!

I am a shorter individual but I grow tall children because of my tall husband.  It is nice to recruit the help of long legs and arms to help me get the higher fruit.  This is my middle boy... 6'3"

My husband and youngest got in on the action a little, too.  We gathered about enough to make a pecan pie for the holidays with a few leftover for some oatmeal or a banana bread.

Here is one of the traditional pecan pie recipes I have used over the years.

Pecan Pie
(I have also used walnuts for this one)

3 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1 cup white corn syrup 
(Karo or the like)
1 rounded TBSP flour 
(or gf flour)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp water
pinch of salt
3 TBSP butter, melted
1 cups pecan halves 
or chopped pecans
1 unbaked pie crust 
(store bought or homemade)

Mix eggs, sugar, syrup, flour, vanilla, water, salt, and butter together.  Pour into unbaked pie crust that has been lined fully with pecan halves or bits.  The pecans will float to the top once it starts to bake.  Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until set at 350 degrees F.

(from the Yoder Community Recipes, Yoder, Kansas)

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