Sunday, May 30, 2010

Year of the Pie - Pie #45 Fudge Pecan Pie

Right before the oven.

Right out of the oven.

1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell
1/2 C. butter
3/4 C. hot water
3 T. cocoa
2 C. sugar
3 T. corn syrup clear in color
1/2 C. flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 can evaporated milk
3/4 C. chopped pecans

On low heat melt the butter, hot water, cocoa & sugar. Mix the cocoa and sugar together first then add.
Whisk in the corn syrup, flour, salt, vanilla, & evaporated milk
Mix well.
Then stir in the pecans.
Pour into the pie shell and bake for 45-50 minutes. I baked mine 50-55. :)

O.K. The next bit of information is for the gals who read my pie posts. Guys like pies. I have taken most of my pies, all of them experimental, to church.
I quietly observe who eats what. It doesn't matter to me if they eat what I bring, but it interests me to see what people eat. Gals like pies too, but it seems that guys gravitate to them matter who brings the pie. Just a little F.Y.I.

Enjoy your holiday.

This pie was in honor of Adam Petty.


  1. Now THAT's my kind of pie - fudge and pecans in the same pan!!

    I laughed out loud when I read your comment on my post! I told you - you can't make that stuff up!

    I was trying to explain to my husband that when I would walk into Collin's room, with all his clutter, that it literally felt like I would have an anxiety feeling come over me. It sounds irrational and crazy, but my brain can't handle the clutter.

    Speaking of your daughter being like that since she was little - Collin would go crazy if his shorts were not perfectly centered (the seam) on his little body, or if his sock seams weren't perfect on his toes.

    Ever heard the song: "God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy"? All except for the beer, it's a true statement!

  2. I missed the note to the gals before, that is funny. There is just something about a pie isn't there? I will have watch for that next time I am at a gathering. :)

  3. I'm not sure what I could have missed. I checked and rechecked the list of ingredients and followed the instructions carefully. It seems that much of my pie has "boiled over" and is burning at the bottom of my oven! I did not see an oven temperature listed, so I set my oven at 350 degrees as I would a regular pecan pie.

    What happened?

  4. Dear Naomi's Mom.
    350° is correct. Sorry I didn't put that on the post.
    I double checked to make sure that I had everything down right and it looks o.k.
    The only thing that I can think of that might be causing your pie trouble is a too small pie pan. Is it an 8 inch?
    Other than that...I couldn't imagine what it could be.
    Thanks for your comment.

  5. I think you may be correct about the pie pan size. Although I used a 9" corningware, it was not a deep dish pie pan. Despite my mishap, the pie is very delicious!! Thank you for responding to my comment. I look forward to trying more of your pie recipes.

  6. Dear Naomi's Mom.
    I am just so glad that it worked out for you.
    Pie disasters do happen on occasion, but persevere! Perhaps your pie was so happy, it just bubbled over with joy! Ha.
    One of my favorite pies is an Indiana Pie...Sugar Cream Pie. It is delightful.
    You can find the recipe here.
    Have a Wonderful Pie Day!!!!!