Sunday, January 8, 2012

Easy as Pie

So, I don't like cake.  

You wanna make somethin' of it? 

Saying that here in the south is somewhat of a sin.  I mean, cake is one of those southern icons, but I just can't get into it.  

Pie, on the other hand, is a totally different story.  I love it all from the crazy to the traditional.  Today I am going to share an easy pecan pie with a pecan sandy "ish" type of crust.  

Let's get started, shall we? 


First, mix one stick of melted butter, one cup of flour, and 1/2 cup of chopped pecans.  Do not even consider using margarine.  Man up and use some real butter.  You won't be sorry.  Mix ingredients and spread into a pie dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. 


Next, let's talk about the filling....my favorite part.  Combine one package of room temperature cream cheese (8 oz.), one cup of powdered sugar, and one small container of whipped topping (8 oz).  Mix until smooth and very well blended. 
For the topping you will need to mix one cup of chopped pecans with one-quarter cup of butter.  Toast in the oven for about twenty minutes at 350 degrees.  You can also mix one-half cup of coconut with the pecans and toast them together.  I skipped this because the rest of my family doesn't like coconut.  In local speak one might say, "they ain't right".  But, that is a post for another time. 


When the crust is cool, spread the filling in the dish and top with the cooled, toasted pecans.  Store in the fridge until you are ready to eat the entire thing in one sitting.
Drizzle chocolate sauce, or caramel sauce, on top of pie slice. 

Make it, eat it, enjoy it.  
Soon.......

42 comments:

  1. now that is a pie....any southerner would be proud of that...

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  2. I love that last picture....sooo good!

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  3. This looks really delicious and easy as well, pie! :-)) THANKS for the recipe, I'm going to print it out and hope I don't forget I have it!

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  4. That looks just lovely, I will for sure be trying this! Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe!

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  5. Preach it, sister. I hate cake. And brownies. But that pie could make me cuss a nun to get some. Yum.

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  6. I like cake. And pies. And cookies. And ice cream. At the moment, I can't think of a dessert that I don't like. Your looks great. You know where to send it!

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  7. I shouldn't have come here. I have holiday pounds to lose now.

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  8. Hi lovely lady.
    My hubby ask me if he can come live with youuuuuuuuuuuu just joking
    . I gust I'am going to be making your pie...sweet lady.
    Thank so much for your comments about the little Pink Pig he is sweet.
    I will be putting a pink Tablescape together for tomorrow sweet lady. i hope you come see.
    XXOOO Diane

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  9. Oh, mannnnn. Now THAT is PIE. I was *going* to swear off sweets for a month, but . . . hmmm.

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  10. beautiful. i don't believe you don't like cake ...really? that is saw. i love dessert. i truly wish they were something we could live off of. when i cook desserts always turn out right for me. the healthy stuff ... not so much...but i'm working that. less dessert more healthy. (:

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  11. Darn. I don't like pie! I am a cake girl...looks delish for pie lovers, though!

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  12. Oh, yum! I'll eat cake, and there are some cakes I adore, but there is just something awesome about a smooth piece of pie.

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  13. Mmmm. Bookmarking this. I like cake, but I LOVE pie.

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  14. Pies aside, I always appreciate your playlist... seems your musical tastes are right in line with ours...

    ...although this long-haired country boy's been sportin' a burr since eighth grade...

    Dann in Ohio

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  15. THAT looks sinful! I would commit "gluttony" if I made that! But I may try it anyway...

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  16. Yum! And it's beautiful, too! I know we would love this.

    I don't buy anything but real butter. There's nothing like it.

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  17. WOW! That is my kind of Pecan Pie.
    This is what's for Bible study this week. Thanks so much. I'm also going to make it with walnuts. My mouth is watering already.

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  18. I just gained 10 lbs.; I share your preference for pie over cake.

    Summertime favourites include Rhubarb and Apple pie; plus Rhubarb and Strawberry. But Apple and Lemon Meringue pie top the list too.

    Now I'm craving pie. :P

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  19. This is impossible for me: most of the ingredients would not find their way in the pie, ending directly in my mouth...

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  20. Wow, that looks fantastic! I wish I didn't like cake.

    We need to find each other on Shelfari - I'm on there too.

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  21. That pie looks mighty good! I'm not much of a cake eater, either, but I do like my own rum fruit cake, 'cause it's made just as I like it :)

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  22. Oh, look at you with that fancy presentation at the end! ;)

    Seriously, this looks (almost) too good to eat.

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  23. i am a huge fan of pecan sandies and pecan pie - the two together? not sure i can handle such decadence!

    totally scrummy (a word i learned out here in blogland meaning scrumptious and yummy together!)

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  24. Oh I am WITH YOU! "Pie, PIE! Me oh my! Nothing tastes better than salty and dry!"

    Your recipe looks scrumptious!

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  25. I'm the opposite- cake is my forte', pies, well, not so much. I can pull of my granny's pecan pie and I have done transparent pies before. This one looks tasty and possibly easy enough that I wouldn't mess it up. I'll have to try it sometime!

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  26. Oh yum!!! My 12 year old doesn't like cake either. So we celebrated her birthday this weekend with an ice cream cake. She likes those. But if I make this for her, she may have a new fave!

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  27. That Looks Sooo good! I can't make a good pie myself, namely, my three layer lemon cream cake wins all. That was, until you posted this. I know this will be a hit at the next birthday party I'll cater. Thank you :)

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  28. Now, that last photo looks amazing... just a shame I don't like nuts of any description. All you Americans are pecan-nut-mad!!

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  29. I'm all about ANY kind of dessert! Now Rambob, he's all about a pie. Again, you've introduced ANOTHER dessert I've not seen or heard of. Amen Sista! Thank You for sharing. I will definitely try this one out on my Pie Man.

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  30. I love pie!!! What an awesome recipe. I will definitely make this one very soon!! I don't think it even needs a drizzle of anything...Yum!

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  31. Wow! I'm not much for cake, cookies and candy bars but pie...... oh my. This one looks really really good. And thanks for the kind words for Mrs. T. She's recovering from surgery quickly and the words from the Mayo oncologists today was all good... :)

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  32. Wow Michelle that looks deluscious! I can look, no smelling or touching or eating though! Got to lose me 15 pounds this year! I'm a southern gal who was never all that much into cake either...now give me a pie...happiness!

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  33. Michelle, had to come back and thank you for your sweet comments and for praying for Kristen's surgery. She went home today! Still waiting on the path report, but she's on the mend and doing well in that regard. Thanks SOO much!

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  34. Ouch! I just bumped my nose on the screen, jk. Holey Moley!!! This might have to visit my Sunday table, thanks for sharing the recipe this looks amazing.

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  35. It looks delicious. One more recipe to add to my list of things to try.

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  36. I can't wait to make this. I know my guys will love it. I shared your 7-up biscuit recipe on facebook and it's a staple in our house now so I thank you for that. I was so tired of canned biscuits and no recipe I made tasted right. This pie looks so good, I'm thinkin I'll just make it for dinner. Okay, maybe not but I'd like to.

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  37. Oh yes!!! Cheers to using real butter too!

    Velva

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