Monday, June 29, 2009

Pecan Pie

My husbands favorite dessert is pie. He doesn't care what kind I make as long as it doesn't contain any rhubarb. For some reason none of our family is fond of rhubarb and we have been known to turn down dinner invitations during rhubarb season to avoid the dreaded stuff. We have been offered to try it in cobblers, various pies, puddings, and almost everything else imaginable, by eager cooks convinced if we would only try their delectable creation we would lose our aversion to rhubarb. Unfortunately it only rooted it more deeply.

We always heave a sigh of relief when rhubarb season is over and we can once again mingle safely with friends and neighbors.

One of the pie I often turn to when I'm baking is our favorite Pecan Pie. I often substitute the pecans for oatmeal, or an oatmeal and coconut mixture, for something different.

Pecan Pie
2 eggs beaten
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 Tbsp flour
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 cup chopped pecans
Mix all together and pour into an unbaked pie shell. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

The pie in the picture I substituted the nuts for 1/2 cup oatmeal and 1/2 cup coconut.


  1. I have an aversion to rhubarb, as well. That is so funny how you will turn down invites. Could you offer to bring dessert? I need to learn when raspberry season is. UGH! But then so many buy them in the stores any more...

  2. My husband would love the addition of oatmeal and coconut - thank you!

  3. I just discovered your blog yesterday and truly enjoy i. I especially loved the poem your mom wrote about the Recipe box. I'm trying to encourage people to collect family recipes because they are heirlooms. Thank you for your beautiful blog!

  4. I know what you mean about rhubarb. Yuck! We just had someone giving it away at work and I don't think she had many takers.

  5. YUMMMMMM - so you take OUT the pecans and use oatmeal and coconut instead sometimes, so there aren't pecans in there? I haven't had supper yet so I feel like going and making one now - then eating it...alone!

  6. Our neighbor pressed a rhubarb pie upon us recently. I'd never eaten it, and once tried, I'll never eat it again. Pecan pie is another story. I love it, and make it for all holidays. Your pie and recipe looks delicious.

  7. tasted rhubarb once in my life and only once-yuck! pecan pie on the other hand-yummo!

  8. Ya know, I have never had pecan pie. EVER! I should give it a try. And I'm with you there on the rhubarb. YUCK! I learned to not like it in my 4-H cooking class when I was 8 years old. I'll never forget it. And I'll never eat it again.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  9. I do like a good rhubarb pie,and a good pecan pie. Never heard of pecans being replaced with oatmeal and coconut, I will have to try that after the season of making fruit pies.

    I have been enjoying your blog.

  10. A wondeerful pie... tis my oldest son's favorite .

  11. I followed over here from Robynn's Ravings.

    This is so funny to me.

    I too have a rhubarb pucker. I remember my father making me a delicious meal of Lemon fish, rice, salad and the thing he was most excited about was the rhubarb lemon pie I had never tasted before...If you haven't guessed he likes all things sour...((my mother was away visiting her mother at the time..I think I was about 15 and my other brothers and sisters where at work,out of the house or just some other place)). It was just and my dad and the PIE...

    I should blog about cheeks hurt to this day when I think of it. We had a beautiful table, a lovely dinner and then "the PIE...

    This was fun!! ~ Thank you for the memory I to go massage me cheeks. :-)

    Great visiting you...

  12. Yummy. I love pecans. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  13. My sister lives in a very Amish community in Sturgis, Michigan (very close to Indiana - like minutes away). Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

    Be Blessed,


  14. What a lovely blog you have. It feels like a meadow on a warm spring day ... comforting and inviting. As far as the pie is concerned, make mine a big piece of that pecan pie, please!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  16. My Hubby's fave pie is Pecan. I have never mastered this sweet treat but now think I should give it a try!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love discovering new reads and yours is wonderful!

  17. Pecan pie is my husbands favorite! I like it too, but I favor banana cream!

    I've never tried rhubarb pie. I've seen cooking shows where they have to add tons of sugar to the recipe!

  18. Pecan pie is my favorite pie. That looks yum. I was reading below and I am so glad your little girl is on the mend. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Its new and I appreciate the comments.

  19. Your pie looks delicious; I adore making pies and love the compliments I get at community and church suppers.
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  20. Found your blog through Buckeroomama...

    I'm so glad to have read that your daughter is doing better. What an awful scare that must have given you.

    Pecan pie is one of my husband's favorites (mine too). Although I don't make it that often because our son is allergic to nuts. (Boo!)

    Your pie looks wonderful.

  21. I just love your blog! I grew up near an Amish community in Ohio. My best friend all through school married an Amish man. I look forward to her letters so much!
    I would be very interested to read your story on becoming "English". I think you must be very brave to have made such a difficult decision. I really admire you :)

    Glad to read your daughter is doing better. How scary for you and your husband! She has been in my prayers.

    Please come by my blog sometime.We live in east Tn. on 150 acres. We raise horses and farm hay, and much more.We have been heating by wood for 5 years, and are learning to be more commited to our land and self-sufficient! Love to have you stop by "Front Porch"! I am now following your blog. Thanks for all your great "memories"!!

    Blessings, Misha

  22. I have to say I do not like Rhubarb either. Ick! I wonder if it is a fruit or veggie? If it is a veggie it may be the one I don't like - hee hee

    However, Pecan Pie is my absolute favorite and I have tried to make it and always fail.

    I will have to try this recipe out. It looks so good - the pie looks so perfect :D

  23. Thank you for visiting my blog. :) Your pie looks wonderful. I am still trying to master making pies. Its a little more difficult for me then other things. I do love to bake. I have added your blog to my list of blogs I follow. I can't wait to hear more about your former Amish life. :) I live in Pennsylvania and I am surrounded by Amish people. I find them some of the nicest people I have ever met. Have a great day and thanks again for stopping by! :)

  24. Well, I hate to admit it, but I adore rhubard pie! My husband makes a cobbler with rhubarb, raisins, honey, melted butter, and whole wheat bread, then sprinkles it with a bit of coconut and some cinnamon. Honestly, it is heavenly.
    When I make pecan pie, I brown the pecans for a few minutes in the butter, and substitute maple syrup for the Karo. My sister (whom we called Lucretia - but not to her face!) didn't like pecans, so she made her pies with walnuts. Now, there's a ghastly dish for you! Ack!


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