Pecan Pie #SundaySupper #BakeForACure

Pecan Pie

99.99% of the time we are fun and games at the Little Red Kitchen. This is a food blog after all. 

Today though, indulge me, as we get just a little bit serious here.  Not too serious though, because there is still pie involved.  Pie. 

Pecan Pie

The #SundaySupper team joined up with Chantal Cookware for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Chantal was generous enough to send 20 of us their Easy As Pie Dish, so we can bake up a pie and bring it to someone affected by cancer or a medical cancer treatment professional.  

As someone who 1) has trouble with pie, I couldn’t wait to try out this dish and 2) has dealt with loved ones affected with cancer; I was honored to be selected.   While yes, it is breast cancer awareness month, I ask you to join us and bake up a pie for anyone who is dealing with or has dealt with cancer.  Chantal is even offering a 20% discount off of all pie dishes from October 16th – October 30th, 2012.  Use code BAKE4CURE at checkout.  To keep up with the latest from Chantal on their websitetwitterfacebook, and Pinterest  

Pecan Pie

While I don’t mention this much, a few years ago, I dealt with a cancer scare.  Lucky for me it was benign, but it was the most terrifying and stressful time in my life.  Going into surgery blind is something I never want to wish on anyone.  Cancer patients are the strongest people I know to have to go through what they do every day.  Do something nice for them, and for the people who take care of them. 

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Pecan Pie Prep Slice of Pecan pie

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Pecan Pie #SundaySupper #BakeForTheCure
 
Pecan Pie is traditional made with a corn syrup filling. While I personally have no issues with corn syrup, I'm trying to make this a little healthier since we are baking for cancer. Corn syrup is still highly processed and in all honesty, you can make a mighty fine pecan pie with out it.
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Recipe type: Dessert, Pie
Ingredients
For the pie crust:
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons, cold unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 5-6 tablespoons cold water
For the pie:
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pecan halves, plus ½ pecan halves reserved
Instructions
For the pie dough:
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and salt. Using a pastry blender, two knives or your hands add the butter – 2 tablespoons at a time and blend until the mixture looks like pebbles.
  2. Dribble in the water until the dough just comes together, make sure there are no dry patches and it easily forms into a ball. You may not need all the water.
  3. Place on a lightly floured piece of plastic wrap, pat into a disk and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Dough can be made ahead.
For the pie:
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F:
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, melted butter, eggs, vanilla, salt and pecans.
  3. Roll the dough out to ¼ inch thickness and 9½ inches in diameter (or however round your pie plate is.) Transfer to your dish and remove excess dough.
  4. Pour in the filling and neatly arrange the remaining ½ of pecans on top.
  5. Bake for 50-55 minutes until puffed up and golden brown. I suggest placing a baking sheet on the lower rack to catch any overspill.
  6. Let cool completely prior to serving. Serve with cinnamon whip cream or vanilla bean ice cream.

 Pecan Pie Don’t forget to stop by and see what else the #SundaySupper crew is cooking up this week. We have every type of pie you can imagine, from savory to sweet.

These #SundaySupper Contributors, were provided with a beautiful Easy As Pie Dish by Chantal Cookware.  They will be sharing their recipes with you this Sunday and also their thoughts on this Beautiful Pie Dish.   Many are giving away their dish along with their pie to brighten someone’s day.

Check out these gorgeous Sunday Supper Recipes:

 
As you may have noticed, when the #SundaySupper Team does something, we come together and do it with a bang.   Check out these additional recipes, perfect to take to someone who you want to make feel special this month.
 

The Sunday Supper Team and Chantal Cookware, would be honored to have you join us for this special #BakeForACure event Around the Family Table this week.

Join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper.  We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm(Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat.

All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.

We’d also love to feature your easy go to recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers, too.

 

FTC Disclosure: Chantal Cookware sent a pie dish for this post, all opinions are of my own. No monetary value was exchanged.

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25 Comments

  1. Your pie looks delicious!I had a similar scare, although I never had to get to the surgery stage, and I agree – I wish it on no one. : )

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  2. I just recently started loving Pecan Pie! I’m not a baker, really, but this may be my start!

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  3. I think this is the first pecan pie recipe I’ve ever seen without corn syrup. Good job!

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  4. Looks scrumptious to me! YUM!

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  5. A couple of weeks ago my mother-in-law mentioned pecan pie and it has been in the back of my mind ever since. Now I see this post and it is moving up into the list of things to bake soon. It will be wonderful for the holidays.

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  6. Oh Susan! That must have been so scary :( I’m so happy you’re ok!

    This pecan pie looks like the perfect comfort food for someone who needs it!

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  7. I’m so glad that you’re fine after your scare.

    This pie is beautiful!

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  8. I’m glad to hear that your scare was benign – so scary! This pecan looks amazing…it’s one of my fave kinds. =)

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  9. So glad you’re OK! I’m a huge fan of pecan pie, but the hubby and kids won’t eat it. I need a big family Thanksgiving gathering so I can make this! No way would I want a whole pie in my house without some back up…I’d devour it! Happy #SundaySupper!

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  10. Thanks for helping to spread awareness! Lovely pie, Susan!

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  11. What a lovely pie! Thank goodness your scare was benign.

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  12. Thank you for sharing your cancer scare – what a terrifying experience for you. Like I said in my post, I have known too many people who have suffered from and succumbed to cancer so I’ve seen firsthand how it affects people. Thankfully yours was benign! And this is a beautiful pie. For someone who has trouble with pie, you’ve done a wonderful job.

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  13. Pecan pie is just about my favorite pie ever. Your pie looks delish, and I love that you excluded the corn syrup. Yum!

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  14. Oh man so relieved that your scare turned out to be nothing! Now let’s celebrate with some pie ;)

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  15. My mom’s fave!

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  16. Good to hear you are out from that “scare”. Pampered yourself more with the wonderful pecan pie!

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  17. So happy to hear that your scare was nothing serious. I am sure as you were going through it, it was terrifying none the less. I also agree with that the people and their family members who experience cancer are the most optimistic and strongest people I know.
    Now about your pie. I have never had pecan before and I so wish I can try your pie. I’m going to have to make myself some pecan pie with the Chantal dish. Thank you for sharing your personal story Susan.

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  18. This looks SO delish. Pictures are great and totally make me want to have a slice right now!

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  19. Pecan pie is such a beautiful classic! I’m glad your scare ended up being only that.

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  20. Your pie looks perfect! So glad to hear your bad scare worked out in the end.

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  21. i love that you didn’t use corn syrup! i’m definitely giving your recipe a go for thanksgiving!

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