Tried and true recipes

(This post is part of a meme at Heart of the Matter.  To find more tried and true recipes, visit here.)

I’m having a really hard time trying to decide what my favorite (and best!) recipe is.  I am debating between pecan pie, Easter cheesecake, and sweet potato rolls.  I think I’ll have to go with the pecan pie, mostly because I made it last night.  This is my grandma’s recipe, and she and my grandpa own and live on a pecan orchard, so I think they know pecans!  Here it is:

Pecan Pie

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 T. melted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups pecans

Mix together above ingredients and pour into an unbaked pie shell.  If you are picky like me, you can turn over all the pecans to make sure they are facing up before it bakes.  Bake at 350 for 55-65 minutes.  Presto!  The very best pecan pie ever!  I’ve never had this recipe turn out bad.

If you are looking for a pie crust recipe as well, the one I use is from The Pioneer Woman – here is a link.  It’s a great recipe and you can freeze the extra dough to save time later.

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7 thoughts on “Tried and true recipes

  1. This sounds great! My husband’s favorite dish is pecan pie – readily available where we used to live in the South. But now we’ve movd to the Middle East and, ummm, it’s not a staple, let’s just say. Now I can make it for him!

    Thank you!

  2. i was wondering if this recipe was in one of those recipe books that i got? i haven’t had a chance to find it…can i have your recipe for the bread. i hate sweet potatoes but that bread is awesome. at least it is when you made it…

  3. Hi Amy!
    That looks yummy!!!
    Hey, you won! WOOHOO for you!
    If you would email me where you would like your pretty package sent to, I will get it in the mail on Monday!
    Congratulations!
    ~christa jean

  4. Amy! Every time I visit your website, I am truly amazed by you. You are such a talented, ambitious person. I am so impressed by your tenacity and verve for homeschooling. If I ever do that, I’m coming to you first. Congrats on being published, too! Have you figured our when you’re going to Japan? I miss you!
    Cameron

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