Posted by Joke at 1:57 PM
blackbird posted at 2:42 PM, November 17, 2005
I respect the lack of corn syrup.
This is no small feat.
And I don't want to be negative, truly, but the crust seems a wee bit labor intensive...not that that would keep me from baking it next week.
Gina posted at 3:44 PM, November 17, 2005
I'm intrigued, and am considering giving this a shot. But the family . . . the family prostrates itself before the pumpkin pies. I would be heartbroken if I did all this work and no one even tasted it. Here's a question: How does it smell while it's baking?
Badger posted at 6:10 PM, November 17, 2005
Maple in pecan pie? What is this, some kind of Union-Confederacy fusion bullshit? I could see cane syrup maybe, but maple? That's just wrong. Maple belongs with yankee nuts.
Ask Kiki if you don't believe me.
Joke posted at 7:00 PM, November 17, 2005
I was born in Michigan and now reside in Florida and I am a libertarian. I'll bloody well fuse whatever I see fit. If it makes you feel better, you could use hickory nuts. Still, this tastes better than any other pecan pah out there, so I don't care me and mah different drummer will eat it happily.
Cane syrup is a hit of sweetness with no additional flavor and the pah is too drah.
Yes, the crust is pretty labor-intensive. But it is also THE best...buttery, flaky with a pleasing bite, and thus (for me anyway) the way to go. However, you can make it and freeze it ahead and blind-bake it the day of.
And it smells like what you wished those caramelized nut stands at the fair smelled like. Give it a blob of vanilla-ed whipped cream and you might accidentally sell all your worldly goods on the incorrect assumption Judgment Day has arrived and hit you exceptional benevolence. If nobody eats it more for you.
Never, but NEVER, under any circumstance will I ever make anything in any manner, way, shape or form that contains even trace amounts of corn syrup.
Joke posted at 7:02 PM, November 17, 2005
P.S. You could always call it Appomattox Pie and serve it with malice towards none and charity towards all.