Saturday, November 22, 2008

State Pie of Oklahoma


November, fresh Oklahoma pecans, and the approaching holidays make me crave pecan pie. Living in a state that not only holds the record for the world's largest pecan pie but also includes pecan pie in its official state meal impresses upon me a sense of responsibility to bake and eat as many versions as possible.

As a child who disliked nuts in my food, when I was served pecan pie I carefully pried off the top layer of nuts and ate only the rich custard filling and crust. Now I can't imagine leaving off that sweet layer of crunchy goodness.I purchased pecans through the Oklahoma Food Coop from Sandy Creek Farms. Small, sweet, and crisp, these Oklahoma native pecans have a high oil content, and baking with them brings out their buttery richness. I toasted them in the oven for a few minutes to further enhance their flavor.

The folks at Sandy Creek included this recipe with their pecans:

Sandy Creek Farms Pecan Pie
1 cup waffle or corn syrup
1/3 cup sugar
3 eggs
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat syrup and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Beat eggs slightly; gradually pour in hot syrup as you continue beating. Add butter and pecans. Add one teaspoon vanilla if corn syrup is used. Pour into an unbaked 9-inch pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes.

9 comments:

  1. Yum!! I LOVE pecan pie! Looks terrific!

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  2. 0ranny, this is so close to my recipe... mine only calls for 3/4 c corn syrup and 1/2 t salt. It is excellent and your pics are so special... like you!

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  3. My friend who lives in OK used to receive packages from her Uncle when she lived here in So Cal and they were always packed with shelled pecans! They are almost $10 lb. this year in our stores. That would be an amazing gift!
    Jam

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  4. Beautiful pie and photos, Granny.
    How did you like this recipe compared to your past faves?

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  5. Oh my goodness! Talk about delectable! This is on my must-do list.

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  6. Looks delicious! Pecan pie is a favorite of my boys!

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  7. The custard-y insides look very good! What is the difference between waffle syrup and pancake syrup?

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  8. This looks so delicious! I LOVE pecan pie and made my 1st one this year.

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  9. LOL, Plum Bush Cottage--sorry about that!

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