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Welcome to another KCL Beauty Edit! I've really loved so many of the beauty and makeup products I tried last month. There is usually at least one dud in the bunch that I reluctantly have to give a bad review, but I have something good to say about each one of these products. A few of them I very highly recommend, so grab a cup of coffee and check it all out. If you have a question about any of the products mentioned, please leave it below in the comments section. And if you don't have time to read this, you can skip ahead and listen to my video review here while you work or whatever. Enjoy!


The new skincare line I tried last month was from LHB Natural Skincare, which included a facial wash and two different facial serums. I recently posted about LHB in an anti-aging skincare routine blog and video to show how I use each of these products. Of course I started with the facial wash, which I really loved. The LHB Coconut & Sea Clay Mineral Face Wash is great for any skin type…

Maple and Brown Sugar Pecan Pie


Honestly, I've never been a big fan of traditional pecan pie. I've wanted to like it. It seems yummy with the buttery crust, pecans, and sweet filling; but every time my dad would pick one up at the store, I would always find myself disappointed by the excessive amounts of that jellied overly-sweet corn syrup filling. This pecan pie recipe, however, has become one of my favorite dessert recipes of all.

I adapted it from this Trisha Yearwood pecan pie recipe that calls for brown sugar and butter rather than a ton of corn syrup. I also tripled the amount of chopped pecans that go into the filling. It's loaded with pecans, as pecan pie should be, and a crispy almost meringue-like coating on the top.

You can use it to make an 8 or 9-inch pie or a few dozen mini pies. I have to say, I'm partial to the mini pies. The larger pie cooks a bit differently, yielding more liquid in the filling. The mini pies however, turn out with more of a nut filling, more crust (who doesn't love more crust?).



INGREDIENTS

*one 9-inch pie crust (or use two 9-inch crusts to cut out two dozen round mini crusts) For homemade crust, try this basic pie crust recipe with step-by-step instructions.

For the Filling:
  • 1 & 1/2  cups light brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 stick / half cup of melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp liquid maple flavoring 
  • 1 cup pecan halves (for top of pie)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Combine the brown sugar and eggs in a large bowl until creamy. Then add remaining filling ingredients and combine.

3. Pour into pie shell or mini pies. *If making the mini pies, use a standard one-cup measuring cup or large mug to cut out the mini pie shells and place them into mini muffin tins.

4. Top mini pies with a single pecan half or the full-size pie with enough to cover the top, arranged in a circular pattern; start at the center and work your way outward.

5. Bake at 325 for about 60 minutes if single pie and 45-50 minutes for the mini pies. If you're making a single large pie, it will be runny in the center (and very hot!) when ready and will firm up upon cooling. If the pecans on top are crispy and the crust is a nice golden brown by 55-60 minutes, then it's done. You can leave it in a little longer if the crust isn't browned and crispy. Enjoy!


Comments

  1. In my case I just don't like the taste of pecan.

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  2. Looks delicious! Must try!

    Mischelle
    http://www.nowthatschic.com

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  3. yummy

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  4. This pie looks so yummy, thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
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  5. Oh wow one of my favourite pies!!! So super yummy!!!!

    Danielle
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  6. I have never been a fan of pecan pie, but to be really honest, I've never tried it. As a kid I never liked nuts (like, when people would ask if I wanted nuts on my sunday, HECK NO) Since pecans are a less popular nut I never really tried it and always just assumed I wouldn't like it.

    Reading this recipe it sounds okay, though! It seems like the filling is similar to a vanilla pudding or custard? Sounds great! I may have to give it a try :) Thanks for the recipe- it sounds super easy!

    XO,
    amber
    http://wheretheresdesign.com

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