After being spoiled by generations of fabulous homemade pie bakers, it occurred to me the other day that I could be classified as a pie snob...but really, after you've had fabulous homemade crust and luscious homemade pie fillings all your life, I like to think that we really just appreciate a REALLY GOOD piece of pie!
And if you're like me, you'll appreciate everything that goes into making this Classic Pecan Pie. Toasted pecans...to really bring full flavor to the nuts - because let's face it, isn't that what this pie is all about? Unless of course you're talking about the silky-smooth caramel filling that holds all of these delicious pecans together! This pie doesn't just LOOK crazy beautiful, it is pecan pie perfection...
If you've ever had a quick, easy or pre-packaged pecan pie you'll know exactly what I mean. If the filling is lumpy, glumpy, gelatiny and just lacking in flavor and so sweet that it hurts your teeth, you know that those monstrosities really aren't ever worth a second bite.
From one pecan pie lover to another, it is well worth your time to start with a homemade buttery and flaky crust, pre-baked for just a few minutes to keep the crust from getting soggy and to guarantee a light and flaky pie crust.
Toasting the pecans maximizes the flavor and tender crunch. And quality filling ingredients (fresh butter and farm fresh eggs, dark brown sugar, Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract) cooked on the stove to the perfect temp before adding the toasted nuts, well, it may seem like some extra steps, but once you try a bite of this you will know that it was worth every extra minute you put into it!
This is the Classic Pecan Pie you've been dreaming about! And bite after delicious bite, you'll be so happy that you took the time to make it right!
Of all the pies that we make for Thanksgiving, this is the one that EVERYONE wants a sliver of. Hope that you'll give it a try and let me know how it works out for you!