Pecan Pie In A Jar

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  No traffic jams at the airport or on the roads.  You made/ate the best turkey ever and the kitchen magically cleaned itself! 🙂  

That was my wish anyway, not only for myself but for every American celebrating.  On that note I want to share my pecan pie making secret with you.  I don’t actually make a very good pecan pie — so I cheat a little…..

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I discovered this wonderful product last year at christmas time.  Pecan pie in a jar – what a fun concept!  I purchased a couple of jars and proceeded to make the most delicious pies.  My family and guests devoured them.  At first I was going to take credit for the pie magnificence but…I am not a very good fibber and the guilt would have gotten to me so in the end I shared my secret with everyone at the table.  

They were very understanding.  Not everyone makes a good pie they said, baking isn’t for the faint of heart my sister chimed in.  *Snort*  I am a good baker, I just don’t make a good Pecan Pie!  Geez, you would think I had no skills in the kitchen at all.  (I am all about shortcuts in the kitchen as long as they do not detract from the finished product.)

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The ingredients needed are few.  To make 2 pies you need 4 eggs and 4 tablespoons melted butter.

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Pre-made pie crusts if you have some available but if you prefer to make pie crust from scratch then by all means do. 🙂 

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Beat the eggs in a large bowl until they are just combined, then add in the melted butter and stir.

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Pour in the contents of the pecan pie from the jar.  The directions state to microwave the jar, lid off, for a minute or so to soften the contents and make it easier to pour out.  This is a must as otherwise the sugar and pecans are so thick and sticky that they will never flow from the jar without the extra help from the microwave.

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Stir it all together.

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Pour equal parts into your pie crust(s).

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Bake pies at 300 degrees for 50 minutes.  To bake one pie only increase your baking time to 1 hr. 20 min.  The pies puff up as they bake and fall a little when they are cooling.  The directions state to let the pies cool for a minimum of 4 hours so they can set properly or overnight.  If you do let it rest overnight be sure to warm up the slices before you serve them.  Nothing worse than ice-cold pecan pie from the fridge.

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The finished product, minus the tip that Morgan snatched off with his little fingers and ate.  I love the snowman plate, just perfect size for dessert.

I found these plates at HomeGoods.  There are three in the set and each has a different illustration.  Snowman, Christmas Tree and Reindeer. So cute!

Cheers!
Andrea 

 


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