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    That's a great looking pie. I, too, love pecan pie and there are some bakeries in Houston that make a fabulous pecan pie.
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    Our ward has been having linger longer pot lucks on Fast Sunday after church. We are the last ward in the building (1-3pm slot) so it works out well.

    In Ward Council a couple months back, I proposed that, in addition to a linger longer, we do a Pie Fest on the Sunday before TG. My bishop is awesome and rubber stamped the idea on the spot. So our first ward Pie Fest is tomorrow at 3pm. We are even having secret ballot voting for best pie in 3 categories: Apple, Pumpkin, and Pecan. Here’s my entry for tomorrow:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Our ward has been having linger longer pot lucks on Fast Sunday after church. We are the last ward in the building (1-3pm slot) so it works out well.

    In Ward Council a couple months back, I proposed that, in addition to a linger longer, we do a Pie Fest on the Sunday before TG. My bishop is awesome and rubber stamped the idea on the spot. So our first ward Pie Fest is tomorrow at 3pm. We are even having secret ballot voting for best pie in 3 categories: Apple, Pumpkin, and Pecan. Here’s my entry for tomorrow:




    I wish I’d hit the leaves with a little egg wash to help them brown, but otherwise I’m pleased with how it came out.
    I would eat the crap out of that.
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    Wow. Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
    I would eat the crap out of that.
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    Wow. Well done.
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Donuthole I also really like pecan pie and coconut cream pie. Assuming neither of us ever change thats something we'll always share and have in common.

    I just saw this post for the first time. But 4 years later and nothing has changed about my love for pecan pie and coconut cream pie. Are we still brothers in this?
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    What's your go-to brand of vanilla ice cream to accompany the Pecan Pie?

    You've been known to have opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    What's your go-to brand of vanilla ice cream to accompany the Pecan Pie?

    You've been known to have opinions.
    Ever since Blue Bell shut down here locally, ice cream has been a mixed bag for us. I think Schwann’s is as good as anything available here, but it’s not available everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Ever since Blue Bell shut down here locally, ice cream has been a mixed bag for us. I think Schwann’s is as good as anything available here, but it’s not available everywhere.
    Tillamook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Our ward has been having linger longer pot lucks on Fast Sunday after church. We are the last ward in the building (1-3pm slot) so it works out well.

    In Ward Council a couple months back, I proposed that, in addition to a linger longer, we do a Pie Fest on the Sunday before TG. My bishop is awesome and rubber stamped the idea on the spot. So our first ward Pie Fest is tomorrow at 3pm. We are even having secret ballot voting for best pie in 3 categories: Apple, Pumpkin, and Pecan. Here’s my entry for tomorrow:




    I wish I’d hit the leaves with a little egg wash to help them brown, but otherwise I’m pleased with how it came out.
    That looks delicious. Pecan and coconut cream are my two favorite pies also. I would have voted for your pie.

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    We had pies for our munch & mingle. The pecan pie was store bought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Tillamook.
    Meh. It’s just ok. Definitely not up with BB.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soccermom View Post
    That looks delicious. Pecan and coconut cream are my two favorite pies also. I would have voted for your pie.
    Thanks! I took the blue ribbon in the pecan category.
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    I made 9 pies today. The crusts, while tasty and flaky, weren't rolled out even enough and slumped too much when I blind baked half the pies. Maybe next year I'll get the hang of it.
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    I'm not the pie maker in the family, rather to candy maker. I've started the Caramel making - 3 batches today with a gazillion more over the holidays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happyone View Post
    I'm not the pie maker in the family, rather to candy maker. I've started the Caramel making - 3 batches today with a gazillion more over the holidays.
    What, pray tell, is your recipe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Meh. It’s just ok. Definitely not up with BB.



    Thanks! I took the blue ribbon in the pecan category.
    Sweet, congrats! I made my pecan pie last night but my daughters are of the age that they want to make pies too, so they made the coconut cream, banana cream, and berry pie this year. It is weird only having baked one pie. I usually do them all lol.

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    Pie responsibilities were distributed amongst families for today’s dinner. We are doing pumpkin- one standard and one creamy. Served with whipped cream (duh) and poached cranberries. Others are bringing Apple, pecan, sour cream lemon, and chocolate cream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hostile View Post
    Pie responsibilities were distributed amongst families for today’s dinner. We are doing pumpkin- one standard and one creamy. Served with whipped cream (duh) and poached cranberries. Others are bringing Apple, pecan, sour cream lemon, and chocolate cream.
    The missus makes the creamy pumpkin pies every year. They're tasty. She also does a cream cheese pie and for me, an apple crisp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    What, pray tell, is your recipe?
    Here you go

    Grandma Pat’s caramels

    Ingredients

    1 cup light corn syrup – Mom always preferred Karo
    2 cups table sugar
    3 cups whipping or heavy cream
    ¼ cup butter (half a stick)
    ½ tsp salt
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans) optional

    Combine sugar, corn syrup and 1 cup cream in a heavy 3 qt sauce pan stirring ‘til dissolved. Heat the mixture on medium to 246F (236F at 5000 ft) or the firm ball stage, stirring constantly. Slowly add 1 cup cream and bring mixture back up 246F or firm ball stage, stirring constantly. Add final cup of cream, butter and salt and bring the mixture back up 246F or firm ball stage, stirring constantly. Take mixture off heat and add vanilla and nuts. Mix thoroughly and pour mixture into a buttered 9x13 inch pan. Allow to cool then cut into bite sized pieces and wrap in wax paper.

    On medium low heat (4 on my stove) it takes about 1 ¾ hrs to make a batch.

    The recipe may be doubled

    Caramels will last 6 to 8 weeks before starting to crystalize.

    Hints

    Be sure and calibrate your thermometer. The firm ball stage varies by altitude. This can be done by putting the thermometer in a pan of boiling water. Subtract the boiling temp from 212 and use that figure to adjust the temps in the recipe

    I.E
    If your thermometer reads 204 for the boiling point of water, subtract 8 degrees from 246 and cook the caramels to 238F

    The lower stove heat setting, the better the flavor – if you have the time cook over medium low

    I personally don’t quite cook to firm ball stage. I cook the first two cups of cream to 234 and the last cup to 236. This makes for extremely soft caramels

    If you over cook the caramels they are still edible, but will become a hockey puck

    Metal pans release the caramel easier than glass no matter how well the glass pan is buttered

    Use a wooden spoon for stirring – don’t know why, that’s what Mom always said

    DO NOT substitute margarine for the butter or canned milk/half-n-half for the cream
    Last edited by happyone; 11-28-2019 at 01:25 PM.

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    Wife made Key Lime for

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyone View Post
    Here you go

    Grandma Pat’s caramels

    Ingredients

    1 cup light corn syrup – Mom always preferred Karo
    2 cups table sugar
    3 cups whipping or heavy cream
    ¼ cup butter (half a stick)
    ½ tsp salt
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans) optional

    Combine sugar, corn syrup and 1 cup cream in a heavy 3 qt sauce pan stirring ‘til dissolved. Heat the mixture on medium to 246F (236F at 5000 ft) or the firm ball stage, stirring constantly. Slowly add 1 cup cream and bring mixture back up 246F or firm ball stage, stirring constantly. Add final cup of cream, butter and salt and bring the mixture back up 246F or firm ball stage, stirring constantly. Take mixture off heat and add vanilla and nuts. Mix thoroughly and pour mixture into a buttered 9x13 inch pan. Allow to cool then cut into bite sized pieces and wrap in wax paper.

    On medium low heat (4 on my stove) it takes about 1 ¾ hrs to make a batch.

    The recipe may be doubled

    Caramels will last 6 to 8 weeks before starting to crystalize.

    Hints

    Be sure and calibrate your thermometer. The firm ball stage varies by altitude. This can be done by putting the thermometer in a pan of boiling water. Subtract the boiling temp from 212 and use that figure to adjust the temps in the recipe

    I.E
    If your thermometer reads 204 for the boiling point of water, subtract 8 degrees from 246 and cook the caramels to 238F

    The lower stove heat setting, the better the flavor – if you have the time cook over medium low

    I personally don’t quite cook to firm ball stage. I cook the first two cups of cream to 234 and the last cup to 236. This makes for extremely soft caramels

    If you over cook the caramels they are still edible, but will become a hockey puck

    Metal pans release the caramel easier than glass no matter how well the glass pan is buttered

    Use a wooden spoon for stirring – don’t know why, that’s what Mom always said

    DO NOT substitute margarine for the butter or canned milk/half-n-half for the cream
    Any reason not to line the pan with parchment and just pull that out of the pan to cut the caramels after they're cooled?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Any reason not to line the pan with parchment and just pull that out of the pan to cut the caramels after they're cooled?
    I've never tried. Can't think of one.

    Mrs Happy and the girls have baked 2 Lemon Meringue pies, a gluten free pumpkin as well as a normal pumpkin and a apple pie. There will be about 40 people at my Dad's this afternoon for dinner.
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    Whoa. These pies look great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    Wife made Key Lime for
    That looks really good. I love key lime pie.
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