Pecan Pie made with maple syrup and photo

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Pecan Pie made with maple syrup

My son who is currently in Scotland is having a joint Thanksgiving dinner with the other exchange students he dorms with at University of Edinburgh.  In his living situation the guys who share a flat have to do their own cooking. They often pool their resources and one flat will cook for a few others so the cooking chores are not daily.
He called with a cooking emergency because apparently in Scotland they do not have corn syrup (at least at the store my son shops at), and he wanted to know if maple syrup would substitute for making a pecan pie.  I found a recipe for him and thought to share it with you. Praying you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.
Below is the most recent picture of him on a trip he made to Paris. His smile and the Mona Lisa’s seem to have a similar mysterious quality about them.
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A maple pecan pie recipe with maple syrup, brown sugar, butter, and pecans.

Ingredients:

  • 1 prepared unbaked pastry shell, 9-inch
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups pecan pieces or halves

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350° and place rack at lowest position. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add maple syrup, brown sugar, melted butter, and vanilla. Blend well and stir in pecans. Pour into prepared pie shell. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes, or until knife comes out clean.
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About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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