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Gift Guide for the Dog Lover

I'm so excited to bring you guys today's holiday gift guide. This one is for all of the #dogmoms out there (and #dogdads). My husband and I have a German Shepherd named Emma (who is currently in a time out for pooping inside...again), but just like our other kids, we still love her. We'd also really love it if she'd quit going potty inside, but that is beside the point. The point is there is no shame in spoiling your sweet fur baby, especially during the holidays!! And while some of these gifts are items for your dog, some are great gift ideas for the dog lover in your life too.


The Dogist 2018 Wall Calendar by Elias Weiss Friedman author of The Dogist, for example, is the perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves dogs.



These super cute Christmas Plaid Dog Collars by Mr. Bow Tie Boutique would be the perfect holiday gift for doggies and dog owners alike! Whether you have family holiday photos coming up, or you simply want your furry friend to look festive for those…

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
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  3. yummy

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

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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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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