Pecan Pie with Bourbon Creme
pure maple syrup (the real stuff!)
butter (again, the real stuff, not oleo)
unbaked pie crust or frozen deep dish piecrust
pecan halves or large pecan chunks
heavy or whipping cream
1Preheat oven to 350 deg. F.
2In 3 quart saucepan, add maple syrup, sugar, and butter. Cook over medium heat until the mixture boils. Stir often. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
3In a large bowl, beat eggs with a whisk gently; SLowly whisk in hot syrup mixture. Stir in vanilla extract.
4Place unbaked crust on a cookie sheet. Place pecans inside crust. Pour syrup mixture over the nuts.
5Put pie in oven. Bake 45-50 minutes until filling is just set. Remove pie from oven, and cool on a wire rack for 1 hour or more.
6To serve: Whip cream with confectioner's sugar and bourbon. Pass this whipped cream so everyone can dollop some on their pie.
Originally Posted: Wed, Aug 24, 2011