My go to Pecan Pie

Recipe

1 whole Unbaked Pie Crust (I used this recipe)
1 cup Sugar
3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Corn Syrup
3/4 teaspoon Vanilla
1/3 cup Melted salted Butter
3 whole Eggs, Beaten
1 heaping cup Chopped Pecans
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First, make your pie crust

then mix sugar,
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brown sugar,
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salt,
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corn syrup,
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butter,
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eggs,
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and vanilla
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together in a bowl.
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Pour chopped pecans in the bottom of the unbaked pie shell.
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Pour syrup mixture over the top.
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Cover top and crust lightly/gently with foil.
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Bake pie at 350º for 30 minutes. Remove foil,
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then continue baking for 20 minutes, being careful not to burn the crust or pecans.

NOTE: The pie should not be very jiggly when its done baking . If it shakes a lot, cover it with foil and bake for an extra 20-30 minutes until its no longer jiggly and sets. I think I ended up baking mine an extra 50 minutes.

Allow to cool for several hours or overnight.

Check out all my pies I made for Thanksgiving
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Recipe

  • 1 whole Unbaked Pie Crust
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Corn Syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup Melted salted Butter
  • 3 whole Eggs, Beaten
  • 1 heaping cup Chopped Pecans
  • First, make your pie crust
  • then mix sugar, brown sugar, salt, corn syrup, butter, eggs, and vanilla
  • together in a bowl.
  • Pour chopped pecans in the bottom of the unbaked pie shell.
  • Pour syrup mixture over the top.
  • Cover top and crust lightly/gently with foil.
  • Bake pie at 350º for 30 minutes. Remove foil,
  • then continue baking for 20 minutes, being careful not to burn the crust or pecans.
  • NOTE: The pie should not be very jiggly when its done baking . If it shakes a lot, cover it with foil and bake for an extra 20-30 minutes until its no longer jiggly and sets. I think I ended up baking mine an extra 50 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for several hours or overnight.

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Got the recipe from here 

Filling:
12 ounces ground turkey
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
8 ounces white mushrooms, chopped
3 scallions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
One 6-ounce can water chestnuts, chopped
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

Drizzling Sauce:
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
8 to 12 large iceberg lettuce leaves, cleaned and dry
Shredded carrots, for serving
Bean sprouts, for serving
Chopped fresh cilantro, for serving

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For the filling: Brown the turkey in the oil
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in a large saute pan
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over medium-high heat until no longer pink.
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Add the mushrooms,
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scallions,
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garlic
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and water chestnuts,
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and cook until the mushrooms soften.
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In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar
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and vinegar,
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pour over the turkey mixture
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and cook 1 minute.
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Remove from the heat.

For the drizzling sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce,
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vinegar,
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honey, mustard,
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Sriracha,
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sesame oil
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and 1/4 cup water.

Serve the turkey mixture with the lettuce leaves, drizzling sauce and vegetables for lettuce wrap assembly.
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Recipe

  • Filling:
  • 12 ounces ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • One 6-ounce can water chestnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • Drizzling Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard or spicy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 8 to 12 large iceberg lettuce leaves, cleaned and dry
  • Shredded carrots, for serving
  • Bean sprouts, for serving
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for serving
  • For the filling: Brown the turkey in the oil in a large saute pan
  • over medium-high heat until no longer pink.
  • Add the mushrooms, scallions, garlic and water chestnuts, and cook until the mushrooms soften.
  • In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar and vinegar, pour over the turkey mixture and cook 1 minute.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • For the drizzling sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, honey, mustard, Sriracha, sesame oil and 1/4 cup water.
  • Serve the turkey mixture with the lettuce leaves, drizzling sauce and vegetables for lettuce wrap assembly.

Cherry Cobbler

Got the recipe from here

6 cups dark sweet, pitted cherries
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup water
4 teaspoons cornstarch

Topping:
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons milk
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Preheat oven to 400 degrees

In a saucepan combine cherries
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sugar
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water
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and cornstarch
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and cook, stirring until bubbling and thickened.
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Pour into an 8-inch square baking dish.
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stir together flour,
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sugars,
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baking powder,
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and cinnamon.
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Cut in butter
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until it is crumbly.
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Mix together egg and milk.
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Add to flour mixture
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and stir with a fork
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just until combined.
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Drop topping by tablespoonfuls onto filling.
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Bake for 25 minutes until browned and bubbly.
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Recipe

 

  • 6 cups dark sweet, pitted cherries
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In a saucepan combine cherries, sugar, water and cornstarch and cook, stirring until bubbling and thickened.
  • Pour into an 8-inch square baking dish.
  • stir together flour, sugars, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  • Cut in butter until it is crumbly.
  • Mix together egg and milk.
  • Add to flour mixture and stir with a fork just until combined.
  • Drop topping by tablespoonfuls onto filling.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until browned and bubbly.

 

Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

Recipe

8 fresh peaches – peeled, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1/4 cup boiling water

MIX TOGETHER:
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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Preheat oven to 425 degrees

In a large bowl, combine peaches,

1/4 cup white sugar,
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1/4 cup brown sugar,
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1/4 teaspoon cinnamon,
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nutmeg,
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lemon juice, and cornstarch.
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Toss to coat evenly,
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and pour into a 2 quart baking dish.
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Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup white sugar,
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1/4 cup brown sugar,
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baking powder,
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and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips, or a pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse meal.
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Stir in water until just combined.
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Remove peaches from oven,
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and drop spoonfuls of topping over them.
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Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
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Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.
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Recipe

  • 8 fresh peaches – peeled, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • MIX TOGETHER:
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • In a large bowl, combine peaches,
  • 1/4 cup white sugar,
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar,
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch.
  • Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a 2 quart baking dish.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips, or a pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Stir in water until just combined.
  • Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them.
  • Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  • Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.

Dreamy Apple Pie

Got the recipe from here

1 whole Unbaked Pie Crust
Perfect Pie Crust

Filling
3 whole Large (4 Or 5 Small) Granny Smith Apples, Peeled, Cored, And Sliced Thin
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1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon All-purpose Flour
1 cup Heavy Cream
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon

Topping
7 Tablespoons Butter
3/4 cups All-purpose Flour
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Pecans (more To Taste)
Dash Of Salt
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Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Roll out pie dough and place it in a pie pan. Decorate the edges as desired.
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Add apple slices to a large bowl.
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In a separate bowl, mix together cream,
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1/2 cup brown sugar,
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1/2 cup sugar,
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1 tablespoon flour,
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vanilla, and cinnamon.
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whisk everything together
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Pour over apples.
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mix everything together
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Pour apples into pie shell.
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(mix by hand) combine butter, flour,
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sugar,
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pecans (chop if you’re not using a food processor), and salt. Mix until everything comes together in clumps.
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Pour topping over apples.
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Attach foil to the edges and lay a piece of flat foil loosely over the top of the pie.
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Place pie pan on top of a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for one hour. At the end, remove foil
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and allow to finish baking and browning. Can bake for up to 15 or 20 minutes more if necessary.

Remove from oven when pie is bubbly and golden brown.

Serve warm with whipped cream, or ice cream.
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recipe

  • 1 whole Unbaked Pie Crust
  • Filling
  • 3 whole Large (4 Or 5 Small) Granny Smith Apples, Peeled, Cored, And Sliced Thin
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon All-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Topping
  • 7 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3/4 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Pecans (more To Taste)
  • Dash Of Salt
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Roll out pie dough and place it in a pie pan. Decorate the edges as desired.
  • Add apple slices to a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together cream,
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  • whisk everything together
  • Pour over apples.
  • mix everything together
  • Pour apples into pie shell.
  • (mix by hand) combine butter, flour, sugar, pecans (chop if you’re not using a food processor), and salt. Mix until everything comes together in clumps.
  • Pour topping over apples.
  • Attach foil to the edges and lay a piece of flat foil loosely over the top of the pie.
  • Place pie pan on top of a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for one hour. At the end, remove foil and allow to finish baking and browning. Can bake for up to 15 or 20 minutes more if necessary.
  • Remove from oven when pie is bubbly and golden brown.
  • Serve warm with whipped cream, or ice cream.

Brown Sugar Baked Peaches

Saw this recipe on Pinterest and HAD to make it!

Got the recipe from here

Per serving:
1 fresh peach (I used 3)
1 teaspoon unsalted butter, divided
2 to 4 teaspoons brown sugar, divided
ground cinnamon, to taste
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cut the peaches in half and remove pit. Place the peaches in a baking dish, skin side down.

Place 1/2 teaspoon butter in the hollow of each peach,
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top each peach half with 2 teaspoons brown sugar,
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and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake at 375 degrees until peaches are tender, about 30 minutes.
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Serve nice and warm
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Recipe

  • Per serving:
  • 1 fresh peach
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons brown sugar, divided
  • ground cinnamon, to taste
  • cut the peaches in half and remove pit. Place the peaches in a baking dish, skin side down.
  • Place 1/2 teaspoon butter in the hollow of each peach,
  • top each peach half with 2 teaspoons brown sugar,
  • and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Bake at 375 degrees until peaches are tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Serve nice and warm

Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Got the recipe from here

2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons brown sugar, firmly packed
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons apple juice
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons water
2 pork chops, (I used bone in)
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Preheat oven to broil

In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar,
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apple juice,
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oil, soy sauce,
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ginger,
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salt , and pepper. Bring to boil. Combine water and cornstarch in small bowl,
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and whisk into brown sugar mixture. Stir until thick.

Season the Pork Chops with salt and pepper
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and brush the brown sugar mixture on the tops of the chops
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place the chops in a cast iron skillet and place in the oven and broil for about 5 minutes

Then flip the chops and brush the other side with with the brown sugar mixture
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and broil for 5 minutes, then flip and brush more sauce on the other side and broil for another 5 minutes
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then flip again and brush the other side with the brown sugar mixture. At this point the chops should be cooked all the way through. The internal temp should be 145.

I took mine out and brushed them with remaining brown sugar mixture
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I let my chops rest for a few then served them up
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Dinner is served
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Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 pork chops, (I used bone in)
  • Preheat oven to broil
  • In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, apple juice, oil, soy sauce, ginger, salt , and pepper.
  • Bring to boil. Combine water and cornstarch in small bowl, and whisk into brown sugar mixture. Stir until thick.
  • Season the Pork Chops with salt and pepper and brush the brown sugar mixture on the tops of the chops
  • place the chops in a cast iron skillet and place in the oven and broil for about 5 minutes
  • Then flip the chops and brush the other side with with the brown sugar mixture and broil for 5 minutes, then flip and brush more sauce on the other side and broil for another 5 minutes
  • then flip again and brush the other side with the brown sugar mixture. At this point the chops should be cooked all the way through. The internal temp should be 145.
  • I took mine out and brushed them with remaining brown sugar mixture
  • I let my chops rest for a few then served them up