Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kyra Sedgewick aunt Lydia's Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie

From the TV show, The Closer

Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie

Per Kyra Sedgewick: My Aunt Lydia entered this every year in the Gwinnett County Fair and made the other ladies green with envy!

1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoon melted butter
2 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped pecans

In a large bowl, combine corn syrup, brown sugar, salt, butter, and vanilla; mix well. Add slightly beaten eggs and blend well; stir in pecans. Pour into the unbaked pie shell. Bake in a preheated 350- degree oven for 45 minutes, or until set. Cool and serve with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

There was another recipe there for a breakfast "potion" that used instant grits. I lived not too far from where Kyra grew up in GA, and no self-respecting southerner would use instant grits in those days. I know I'm a bit older that she (only a teensy bit mind you!) but I just can't believe they have back-slid that much! Check out the site and the recipes!