Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pi Day Pecan Pie

Today is March 14th or 3.14 for short. 

That means it is Pie Day.  Remember geometry?  This symbol π means something to someone in the math world.  All I remember is it is 3.14.

I was not a horrible math student.  I was just quick to rule out what I thought wouldn't be useful in later life.

I was correct about most math.  I have never used π since I finished geometry.  So, up until now, that was some useless information for me. 

Someone should have explained to me about how this little symbol, π, could translate into some yummy dessert.  That would have made me pay more attention. 

And I have seen some of the cutest baby clothes that say "Cutie π".  I really think that math teachers should really have explained to me the real value of π.  Desserts and shopping I understand.  Math scores could really go up with this information.

So, in honor of Pie Day, I am giving all you mathletes a Pecan Pie recipe.  Here you go.  You are welcome.

1 pie crust, unbaked
1 cup white sugar
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dark Karo Syrup
1/2 cup light Karo Syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup melted butter (Flieshmann's unsalted is milk free)
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup pecans, chopped  slightly

Mix up your sugars, salt, Karo syrups, vanilla, eggs and melted butter in a bowl.

Pour your chopped pecans in the bottom of the pie crust. 

Pour the syrup mixture over the top.  Cover the top and crust loosely with foil.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Remove foil and continue baking another 30 minutes. 

Watch your crusts.  If it starts to get too brown, recover with foil and continue baking.  Your pie should not be too jiggly when it is done. 

Cool pie completely before serving. 

Happy Pie Day!

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  1. I love pecan pie but have never tried to make it, I totally should! Yum!

  2. This looks like a great recipe! I would love for you to link it up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot.

  3. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty friday link party and would LOVE for you to share this! We have also included a Sugarlicious giveaway!

  4. Hi Mamie,
    This is a great Pecan Pie for Pi Day! We would just love this pie with a little Blue Bell. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Miz Helen

  5. Mmm your pecan pie looks wonderful! It's one of my favorites, yet I've never made it before! For some reason I'm so intimidated by it! Your pie looks great!

  6. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us this week on AFW! Be sure to check back next week for reader favorites and hostess picks. Have a great week!

    Be Well,
    --AFW Hostesses

  7. I love pecan pie!!!! Oh I can taste it now :) Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  8. This looks so delicious!

    I would love to have you link it up at Fantabulous Friday going on now!

    Hope to see you there!!

  9. Pecan Pie is my favorite! This looks soo good!

  10. Yum, yum! I think I need to Mae a pecan pie now. It's been a while :)

  11. Pecan Pie is one of the few pies that I really enjoy and this looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  12. Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll come back next week! -The Sisters

  13. I love pecan pie. Especially on pi day! :)

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  15. Looks SO scrumptious & JUST like my granma used to make...I will be ur newest follower(: I'm still a newbie at blogging, but you will have to stop by & check out mine. (:

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