Dave’s Pecan Pie

pecan pie

As a southern born boy I have always loved pecan pie. I have made many pies in my life, but, pecan pies have always been my favorite pie. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you have the perfect desert.

For the Dough
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
7 tbsp cold unsalted butter
1/4 cup ice water

Preheat the oven to 350. Add the flour and salt to a mixing bowl. Using the large holes of a food grater, grate the butter into the flour. Blend the butter into the flour mixture using your fingertips. Nead the dough. Roll the dough out using a rolling pin. Place into a greased 8 1/2 inch pie pan. Cut off the edges around the pan edge.

Pie Filling
3 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
2 tbsp melted unsalted butter
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup dark roasted ground pecans
1 cup med pecan pieces

Beat the eggs, add the sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, salt, and the ground pecans. Blend well. Add the pecan pieces and mix. Pour into the pie shell. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. Reduce the heat to 325 degrees and bake until brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Let the pie cool to room temperature for 1 hour before serving.


Kitchen Spice’s


In every true working kitchen there is always good spice’s. This is also true in my home. Every spice listed here is in my spice cabinet and it is never enough. This list is to help those how do not have any idea what to have on hand. If you are someone who likes fresh cooked food then spices are needed. If you can think of what I need to add to my inventory, please leave a comment and please share this list.

Allspice                                                                           Kosher Salt-Course
Almond Extract                                                           Lemon pepper
BBQ Seasoning                                                             Marjoram Leaves

Bay Leaves                                                                    Minced Garlic
Black Peppercorns                                                     Mixed Herbs
Black Pepper                                                                Mixed Spice’s
Cayenne Pepper                                                          Mexican Seasoning
Celery Salt                                                                    Ground Mustard
Celery seed                                                                   McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning
Cherchies Pepper Pizzazz Seasoning                  Nutmeg
Chili Flakes                                                                  Old Bay Seasoning
Chinese Five Spice                                                     Onion powder
Cinnamon sugar                                                        Oregano
Cinnamon                                                                     Smoked Paprika
Cloves                                                                             Poultry Seasoning
Coriander Seeds                                                         Pure Mexican Vanilla Extract
Cumin                                                                            Rosemary Leaves
Curry powder                                                             Saffron
Garlic Powder                                                            Sage
Ginger                                                                           Sesame Seeds
Greek Seasoning                                                       Thyme
Gumbo File                                                                 Tony Chachere’s
Italian Herbs                                                             Turmeric
Italian Seasoning                                                    White Pepper
Zatarains Crab Boil