Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pinned it, Made it! Monday ~ Week 18 ~

Being that it’s Thanksgiving week, I know many of us will be busy cooking and baking! So for this week’s Pinned it, Made it! Monday, I’m sharing something really yummy with you!

Have you seen these on Pinterest?

Source:  Bakerella

These pecan pies looked so wonderful, and I wanted to give them a try because Jason loves pecan pies. This recipe also claims to be THE BEST PECAN PIE EVER.

Here's the recipe, but you really should go over to Bakerella's blog here and read the specific step by step instructions and the pics to go along with it.

Mama’s Pecan Pies
Makes 3 pies or about 33 mini pies

16 oz. pecans (Stone Mountain Pecan Company)
2 sticks margarine (Parkay)
16 oz. package light brown sugar (Domino or Dixie Crystals)
1 heaping tablespoon (serving tablespoon, not measuring spoon) self-rising flour (White Lily)
16 oz. bottle light corn syrup (Karo)
1 tablespoon (serving tablespoon, not measuring spoon) imitation vanilla
6 eggs
3 regular size (not deep dish) frozen pie crusts (Pet-Ritz)

  • Melt margarine in the microwave for about 2 minutes or until melted and set aside.
  • Prepare your pecans. Remove any unwanted brown pieces from the pecan crevices and shake out pecan crumbs in a colander.
  • Place brown sugar in a large bowl. Work out any lumps with the back of a spoon. If the brown sugar is too hard, you can loosen it up in the microwave. Heat it for a few seconds and it will be fine.
  • Add a heaping serving tablespoon of self-rising flour and stir until the flour disappears into the brown sugar.
  • Add a bottle of light corn syrup. Then add 1 serving tablespoon of vanilla and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Add melted margarine. Fold carefully into the mixture so it doesn’t splatter. Fold until the margarine is thoroughly worked in and disappears.
  • In a separate bowl, crack open six eggs. Remove the “roosters” and loosely beat the eggs with your spoon.
  • Fold the eggs into the pie mixture until they disappear.
  • Add pecans and stir until completely coated.
  • Remove three pie shells from the freezer at this point and check for cracks. If you do have a crack, thaw and knead the crack together and refreeze.
  • Pour the mixture evenly into the three shells. You’ll probably have a little bit leftover in the bowl. Tap tops with a spoon to check consistency and make sure there is the same amount in each pie. Redistribute pecans if necessary to make equal.
  • Bake for 45 minutes to an hour at 350. Cook pies until they swell and then fall. At that point they are done.
  • Remove and cool for about three hours. Store on the counter or in the refrigerator depending on how you like your pie.

For mini pies: chop pecans, use mini frozen pie shells, removing them from the freezer as needed and bake in three batches on a baking sheet for about 35 minutes each. I’m guesstimating the time. Watch them and make sure they are done.


And here are my pies! Jason and I double teamed it and made these together late Saturday night (really late Saturday night) and one pie is already gone as I type this Sunday evening.

They ARE delicious!

It’s hard to pass by without being tempted to dig my fork into one!  :)

Now, it’s your turn! Won’t you join me this week and share something you’ve pinned and made or tried from Pinterest?

To participate in Pinned it, Made it! Monday, here are the guidelines:

1) Just do a post about what you’ve pinned and made from Pinterest, then come back over here to Country Girl at Home and link that particular post (not your blog in general) on this post below.

2) I don’t mind if you link up more than one post….multiple entries are fine.

3) You must add my Pinned it, Made it! Monday button on your post or sidebar of your blog linking back to Country Girl at Home. You may get this button code on the page at the top of my blog labeled “Buttons”. Just copy and paste the code into your post.

4) Be supportive and visit blog entries. I do ask that you visit at least one and leave a comment there. And don't forget to leave me one here! :) We all love comments, don’t we? It’s encouraging and uplifting!

5) By linking up and participating, you give me permission to use your entry photo if I decide to feature an entry.

As always, I thank you so much for stopping by!  I'd love for you to follow me here on Country Girl at Home and on Pinterest too (you can find that link on my sidebar).  :)
Have a great day!  :)


cucki said...

Yummyyyyy I love pecan pie too..
Enjoy dear
Big hugs cucki xxx

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


I know we've been getting down on those pies! Pinterest is great. :) Pinned It, Made It! Monday was a good idea! :D

Love you! 8!

Joy :)

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Karen said...

They look delicious!! Happy Thanksgiving, Tammy :)

LynnMarie said...

They look wonderful! My MIL made a pecan pie that was to die for!! Have a great Thanksgiving.

Wendi said...

Hmmm... always graces our Thanksgiving table!

Pendleton Primitives said...

Oh that pie would be go e here as well. Unfortunately we don't have an oven yet but we are looking at one toady to bring home so maybe I'll be able to make one of these for the holidays. I miss participating on Mondays but I'm not sure how to work the blog on the Mobil site. Perhaps I'll figure it out soon. Take care and have a happy Thanksgiving!

SweetPepperRose said...

Hey Tammy! your pies look awesome, and I'm sure they'll taste even better!

Allison said...

Your pies look wonderful!!

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Blessed Beyond said...

They look yummy!!! :)