Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bacon Pecan Pie

I made a pecan pie for Pi day. I love pecans but I've never liked pecan pie because the overly sweet goo is such a put-off. Corn syrup is much cheaper than pecans so I guess you get what you pay for. My pies turned out right on the edge of sweet and savory. I loved them. Here's my recipe.

  • 2 lbs. whole raw pecans
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 4 strips thick-cut bacon
  • 3 medium eggs
Fry the bacon until it's crisp. Cut three strips into bits and save one for garnish. In a saucepan combine the sugar and syrup with two table spoons of bacon grease and heat until the sugar is dissolved. Stir smashed pecans and bacon bits into the syrup mixture and allow it to cool somewhat then stir in the beaten eggs. I baked mine in two prefab pie crusts at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.

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