Pie Fail 🙁
I learned a very important lesson today – Pie Is Hard. Especially Pecan Pie. Especially when I merely skim the recipe and leave out a very important ingredient such as eggs or something. Ooppsss…
Besides our one or two missteps my sister and I were baking superstars in the kitchen.
- Homemade Pie Crust
- Pecan Pie
- Pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Bread
- Prep Green Bean Casserole
- Prep Vegetarian Stuffing
- Prep Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls (for breakfast tomorrow)
Ready. Set. Go.
I’ve decided Cinnamon Rolls are my new specialty.
Can’t wait to pop these babies in the oven tomorrow morning. 😉
Now, pecan pie is another story.
I don’t know why I selected such an ambitious pie as my first – I guess I didn’t know it was so ambitious at the time? All i know is pecan pie is my favorite, so why not start there? Before you have pie – you need crust. I followed this recipe from Brown Eyed Baker and ended up with a flaky, buttery crust.
The recipe was fairly simple and straight forward.
Basically you shred the butter
Mix it with flour, salt, and a little water
And you have crust.
So easy even I can do it. 😉
I took everyone’s advice and decided to go with Pioneer Woman Cook’s Pecan Pie recipe. it’s hard to turn down a recipe that comes so highly recommended.
The recipe seemed simple enough (and probably would have been had I actually paid attention to the directions, but as I said above – 30 minutes into baking I realized I had forgotten to add the 3 eggs the recipe called for. 🙁
Luckily I had a second crust that I was saving for a pumpkin pie, but with no evaporated milk on hand for said pie I decided to try for pecan pie attempt #2.
About a quarter of the contents escaped the pan going into the oven, but we’ll just ignore that part. 😉
I *think* this one came out, but we’ll have to wait and see until I cut into it tomorrow.
The non-egg version still tastes good (we were happily picking sugared pecans off the top), just a little sticky. 😉
We took a break at lunch and I reheated some of last night’s pizza.
And Kelly made me a small salad of spinach, craisins, almond slivers, and a ginger dressing.
While I was making cinnamon rolls and pie, Kelly made a delicious loaf of Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread.
I had a piece hot out of the oven. It was delicious. 🙂
Kelly and were in the kitchen from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Once the final pie was out of the oven we packed up and headed to my parents house where we were greeted with pizza and salad.
After two meals in a row of pizza, I opted out for a plate of various left overs from my parents in fridge instead.
The star of my plate was a microwave baked potato topped with cheese and salsa. The combination was full of of flavor and really tasty.
On the side I had some left over chicken.
And random grapes.
Not ones to waste perfectly good sticky pie my family and I dug into the eggless pecan pie for dessert.
After sitting the rest of the afternoon, the pie was actually pretty firm and somewhat sliceable. 😉
I had a tiny piece with vanilla ice cream. As I told Kelly, it was basically a pie of sugar filled with pecans. That means it was still good. 😉
Sometimes failures are a good thing. 😉
What a Loooong day.
Time to rest up for the big day of giving thanks tomorrow.