I have had a good time this holiday season taking part in building recipes, swapping recipes, cooking and baking!
For the first time, I decided to take part in my friend Susan’s Family Recipe Swap. I got to know Susan this summer when we were roommates for FitBloggin. She is such a joy so there was no way I was missing the opportunity for this fun!
I gave Stephanie my mama’s pecan pie recipe. This actually came to us by way of my cousin’s wife, Kari. Someone in her family has made it for quite a few years. I’m not sure exactly how old this recipe is. I can just tell you anytime my family has pecan pie, it is judged by this one. I haven’t found many at all that can match up.
Now, onto the recipe I was given to recreate. I pray I did it justice. You can find the full recipe here. I was worried about the crust. It looked just like flour to me when we stuck it into the oven. Wouldn’t you know, these people who make these recipes know what they are doing? Amazing, huh?
I did solicit the help of my baby boy to cut the butter in for me. He did that while I made the filling. I made way more out of this in my head than was necessary. When I “reviewed” the recipe, I looked at the ingredients and pictures. And panicked. It looked way intense. Turns out the hardest part was not eating the nuts as I mixed the filling. Super simple and super delish!
I feel this is a recipe that will be made time and again for my family. It is not nearly a rich or “maple-y” as I thought it would be. It is sweet, don’t get me wrong, but in the very best have-it-with-a-cup-or-milk-or-coffee kind of way.
Go. Now. Add this to your holiday menu! You will NOT be sorry!