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For Christmas eve my son requested Pecan Pie,Christmas Day will be Nut Torte.New Years Eve Baked Cheese Cake New York style New Years Day Nut and Poppy Seed Roll.Of course there will be plenty of Chri
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Re: DESSERTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS????

posted at 12/9/2012 3:27 PM EST
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I`ll be making an Italian Cream Cake for Christmas Day and Italian lemon cookies. 

Re: DESSERTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS????

posted at 12/10/2012 9:14 PM EST
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I think I am going to try something new... Sacher Torte sounds good and I have enough time to read the recipe and get my list together.  Since I am not going to be making dinner I can spend some time making the Torte. At least I don't think I am going to be making dinner unless I can get a ride to the store. One  of my favorite pies is Pecan but I am the only one that will eat it so I only get it if I go out and it is on a menu...but it has to be at a place that has good pie/pastry.  A bad pecan pie is all too common in many places.  I sure don't want to waste the calories on bad pecan pie ;)
Posted by nikki p


Nikki do you have a good pecan pie recipe? .I used to make a pecan pie from the Frugal Gourmet's (Jeff Smith) cookbook.I'm looking for one that you can really taste the butter in the pie.My cookbook is packed away somewhere.I'm missing a bunch of my cookbooks.

Re: DESSERTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS????

posted at 12/10/2012 10:20 PM EST
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Oh boy, I am so far behind this year with baking it isn't even funny.  But maybe, just maybe, I can get started on the cookies after Wednesday.  Between my Mom's eye surgery, doctor appointments and taking her to visit her friend in the hospital it has been almost non-stop driving.  Starting to "drive" me nuts lol.  Oh well, this too shall pass. 

Happy baking everyone!

Re: DESSERTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS????

posted at 12/10/2012 10:46 PM EST
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Take care of yourself   H.M.   Your family's and your health is more important than cookies. 

Re: DESSERTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS????

posted at 12/11/2012 10:51 AM EST
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gale,
my sister sent me this recipe last year         she has a great pie talent      and swears that when she ate this one it was the best she had ever eaten since mama's so i'll give it to you because we really enjoyed it too   i used brown sugar and white syrup, but that can be reversed. 




Merle's Pecan Pie

3 eggs, whipped
1/2 c. sugar
1    c. corn syrup
pinch salt
1 t. vanilla
1/4 c. butter, melted
1 c. pecan pieces
1 9 inch pastry shell

Put the pecan pieces in bottom of pie shell.  Mix the rest of the ingredients together and pour over pecans. Bake in 350 degree oven for 50-60 mins.

Re: DESSERTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS????

posted at 12/11/2012 4:37 PM EST
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GRANA here;
Before mysurgery( Oct 16th)  I made  1-1/2 doz whole grain Belgian waffles to serve topped w/vanilla bean ice cream, maple syrup&  pecans...Had one  serving& it was super good... The remainder are  in the freezer  to just  toast, top & serve for brunch  or dessert.Undecided
I just baked large (16 serving) sugar free & fat free  chocolate marble  cheesecake in a chocolate crust; witing for it to coo enoughto package up& freeze; hope itlaststhroughthe rest of the yearCool

Re: DESSERTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS????

posted at 12/11/2012 5:10 PM EST
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I do not recall the recipe anymore but I think one of the best Pecan Pies I made was not a pie. I started out with a recipe that I found in a Cooking Light magazine then I adapted it quite a bit.
I love the filling and more so the nuts of the pecan pie.  So I decided to make mini pies I used muffin tins and lined them with foil and parchment paper.  I did not use any pie crust I just poured a bit of the filling in the muffin tins and baked them.  I also reduced the liquid portion of the filling but did not reduce the nut portion so I sort of ended up with muffin tins of candied pecans.
Most of the pies I have had the filling is so sweet and not enough nuts for my taste. Add to that the bottom of most of the crusts are a bit on the soggy side.

I think the one I used last for a "real pecan pie" the recipe was pretty much like the one Nellie posted.  But again if I were to make it I think I would add more nuts.

Re: DESSERTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS????

posted at 12/11/2012 5:45 PM EST
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you can always use more nuts-----------but this pie like my mom's uses only 1/2 c sugar      so not as sweet as a lot of pies

i saw one of the guys on food network make one the other day       and he put the chopped nuts in the crust like this and addded the liquid       and then put some pecan halves around the edges 
i prefer the chopped nuts because it is easier to cut and eat      and that's the way my mom made it 

Re: DESSERTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS????

posted at 12/11/2012 5:47 PM EST
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I've never made a pecan pie in my life and it sounds sooooooo good.

Re: DESSERTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS????

posted at 12/11/2012 5:49 PM EST
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gale, my sister sent me this recipe last year         she has a great pie talent      and swears that when she ate this one it was the best she had ever eaten since mama's so i'll give it to you because we really enjoyed it too   i used brown sugar and white syrup, but that can be reversed.  Merle's Pecan Pie 3 eggs, whipped 1/2 c. sugar 1    c. corn syrup pinch salt 1 t. vanilla 1/4 c. butter, melted 1 c. pecan pieces 1 9 inch pastry shell Put the pecan pieces in bottom of pie shell.  Mix the rest of the ingredients together and pour over pecans. Bake in 350 degree oven for 50-60 mins.
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Thanks Nellie,This sounds good to me I just wanted a simple buttery pecan pie and I think this is it! I like to taste what is supposted to be and not masked by other things.We were watching a program ( not a cooking show ) and the girl was eating pecan pie and my son said that's what I want! The pecans were layed out on top very neatly so I'll put some on the bottom and more on top I also like the idea of less sugar I love pecan pie but some are so sweet I get the willy's from it lol! Bakers square years ago made a wonderful pecan pie you could taste the butter in it.I don't think they are as good as they once were..Thanks again Nellie

Re: DESSERTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS????

posted at 12/11/2012 5:52 PM EST
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I do not recall the recipe anymore but I think one of the best Pecan Pies I made was not a pie. I started out with a recipe that I found in a Cooking Light magazine then I adapted it quite a bit. I love the filling and more so the nuts of the pecan pie.  So I decided to make mini pies I used muffin tins and lined them with foil and parchment paper.  I did not use any pie crust I just poured a bit of the filling in the muffin tins and baked them.  I also reduced the liquid portion of the filling but did not reduce the nut portion so I sort of ended up with muffin tins of candied pecans. Most of the pies I have had the filling is so sweet and not enough nuts for my taste. Add to that the bottom of most of the crusts are a bit on the soggy side. I think the one I used last for a "real pecan pie" the recipe was pretty much like the one Nellie posted.  But again if I were to make it I think I would add more nuts.
Posted by nikki p


Thanks Nikki I agree I'm going to use Nellie's recipe.Sounds like the real deal.I'm also going to add more nuts on top.

Re: DESSERTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS????

posted at 12/11/2012 6:06 PM EST
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In Response to Re: DESSERTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS????:
I do not recall the recipe anymore but I think one of the best Pecan Pies I made was not a pie. I started out with a recipe that I found in a Cooking Light magazine then I adapted it quite a bit. I love the filling and more so the nuts of the pecan pie.  So I decided to make mini pies I used muffin tins and lined them with foil and parchment paper.  I did not use any pie crust I just poured a bit of the filling in the muffin tins and baked them.  I also reduced the liquid portion of the filling but did not reduce the nut portion so I sort of ended up with muffin tins of candied pecans. Most of the pies I have had the filling is so sweet and not enough nuts for my taste. Add to that the bottom of most of the crusts are a bit on the soggy side. I think the one I used last for a "real pecan pie" the recipe was pretty much like the one Nellie posted.  But again if I were to make it I think I would add more nuts.
Posted by nikki p


nikki,
pardon me because i'm trying to keep from falling out of my chair  because i just had a SHOCKING AND SURPRISING occurancce  while checking to see if someone had entered a recipe for                         PECAN TASSIES               since the last time i looked     one of the recipes that i had entered , without having any confirmation or anything else

and lo and behold it was there        so i added it to my recipe box           just look at it

they are the best thing you will ever eat as a pecan pie
it has a cream cheese crust     and it's made in the minni muffin pan tins         if you take them anywhere they will disapper first because they are bite size     and people will just inhale them            my mother probably made at least 50 dz each christmas for me and my sisters

Re: DESSERTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS????

posted at 12/12/2012 7:46 AM EST
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Tshanks Nellie - I got it.  LOVE pecans but I've never had a tassie.  Even this crust sounds great!
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