Charley loves pecan pie. Since he is retired now, I decided to make a poor man's pecan pie for our Sunday dessert.
Here he is with a slice of the finished product.
It is an old recipe. My mom used to make it. Here is the recipe she had cut out of the newspaper long ago.
You can click on the picture to enlarge it, but in case you can't read it very good, I've typed it below.
POOR MAN'S PECAN PIE
1/2 cup grape nuts
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 unbaked pie shell
Soak grape nuts in 1/2 cup warm water until water is absorbed. Combine sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in pan. Bring to a boil quickly, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Beat eggs until foamy. Add small amount of hot syrup mixture to eggs, beating well. Add the remaining amount of hot syrup mixture, mixing well. Stir in softened grape nuts and vanilla. Pour into pastry-lined pan.
Bake at 375 for 45-50 minutes. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.
Here it is before putting it in the oven.
Let cool before cutting your first piece.
This is the first time I ever made it. I was afraid it was not going to come out okay. But, it did! And, it does taste like pecan pie. . . without the crunchy pecans, that is.
Have you ever made this pie before?