December 12, 2006

Suburban Lesbian Bakes a Pie

Joanne's Pecan Pie to be exact.

My office holiday party is tomorrow. We'll have lunch at one of Old Town Alexandria's plethora of fine restaurants then return to the office for dessert and a gift exchange.

We do one of those roundtable gift exchanges. Everyone gets a number and presents are opened and traded around. (Is it rude to vie for the gift oneself brings to such an exchange? I must mull that over. I'd really like to have what I'm giving away.)

So back to the pie. It's a simple recipe and makes a damn fine dessert if you enjoy such things. Let's create one, shall we?

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Gather the ingredients:
One 9" frozen deep dish pie crust
2 cups pecan halves
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs, beaten
36 Kraft caramels (unwrapped)
It is interesting that the recipe specifies the 36 Kraft caramels are to be unwrapped. Some details are best not left to intuition.

Into the saucepan go the caramels, the butter and the water. Over very low heat, allow it all to melt. Stir frequently. Watch it happen here through the miracle of timelapse photography!





Meanwhile, between stirs of the caramel mixture, blend together the eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt. Ummm ummmm good?



Gradually add the melty mess to the eggy mess.
Stir in the pecans.
Voila! Ready for the pie shell!



Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes.

We haven't heard from Joanne in years, but I think of her every time I bake her pie.




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28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice Pie!
I have posted an incredibly tasty pie recipe on my blog recently - you may enjoy it:
www.leahbrooks.com

Leah
a sister suburban lesbian

tiff said...

Hello - I believe I've just joined the Over-salivators anonymous club.

Man, that looks sum kinda good.

Anonymous said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhh that looks SO yummy!! And sounds sooooooooo simple....BONUS!! I just might have to make that very pie this season!!! Thanks Suzanne....:) Not only do words rock....but you do too.....sorry, sappy I know, but I couldn't resist....:)

Elizabeth said...

Mmmmm pie. That's looks good. And pecan pie at that.

Of course it all matters how you pronounce 'pecan.'

I bet someone, somewhere didn't open the caramels.

sporksforall said...

I'd just eat the caramels and the pecans and skip the pie.

Looks good, though.

Jane said...

Ooh, that looks delicious! I'll have to try it sometime.

Gina said...

Yummm! Now you just need to bake some more and send it to all of us. I mean, you can't put us through that and then just leave us hanging. Yeah, I could bake it myself, but it would not be from the kitchen of the Suburban Lesbian!

Anonymous said...

Wordsrock - that pie ROCKS!

Yummmmm. I wish I could try it!

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the only daughter said...

What about this gift you covet?

Oh yeah, pie looks good too.

KMae said...

Oh my LORD!!!
That looks f*ckin' sinful.

WenWhit said...

What was sinful was how amazingly good the house smelled... yet, no pie consumption.

Emily said...

OMG...that pie looks AMAZING!

Anonymous said...

poor wendy. all that good cooking sent to someone else.
my wife does that all the time. however, the rule is...if its a dish with bacon - extra bacon must be prepared for my immediate consumption.

Anonymous said...

poor wendy. all that good cooking sent to someone else.
my wife does that all the time. however, the rule is...if its a dish with bacon - extra bacon must be prepared for my immediate consumption.

Anonymous said...

poor wendy. all that good cooking sent to someone else.
my wife does that all the time. however, the rule is...if its a dish with bacon - extra bacon must be prepared for my immediate consumption.

Anonymous said...

poor wendy. all that good cooking sent to someone else.
my wife does that all the time. however, the rule is...if its a dish with bacon - extra bacon must be prepared for my immediate consumption.

Anonymous said...

Yummy... just what I need to get this baby fat off my lardy butt.

nina said...

*sniff*

did someone mention bacon?

Kat B. said...

I'd like to bake the pie, but I'd probably nd up just eating all those Kraft caramel blocks. After unwrapping them of course.
They're just so damn good!

Val said...

YUM... love pecan pie and looks PERFECT. nice.

Jennifer said...

Good god, that looks amazing. And I don't even like pecans.

You know the best gifts to give are the ones you'd like most to get. At least that's what I tell myself whenever I shop for my mother.

Of course, in that case, they always end up with me at some point anyway. ;-)

Slangred said...

When I was little, we used to get boxes of candy in Chinatown that had rice paper wrappers. So you just popped the whole dealie in your mouth and let that wrapper dissolve away. No unwrapping necessary.
However, I'm not sure if they'd add much to a pecan pie.
Yours looks delicious.

SassyFemme said...

If I like pecans (pi-chans or pee-cans?) that would be yummy!

scout said...

The finished product is superpurty, but the middle photo of the melting caramels (unwrapped) and butter looks like baby sick.

impatient lesbian blog reader said...

good lord suzanne are you still in the kitchen????

agoodlistener said...

There's a dish we make that reminds us of the person who gave us the recipe thirty-five years ago. It's beef stew made with cream of mushroom soup and noodles. It's supposed to be called "Prairie Stew", but we named it "Joette Stew" after our friend.

Oh. You're supposed to unwrap the caramels. That's what I did wrong.

Anonymous said...

Yum! Wish I could eat it with you :)

Anonymous said...

I love me a good pie. : )
Hope you're holidays were merry! You may be having a new VA neighbor in the new year wink wink. lol