Maple Syrup Pecan Pie


1 1/4 cups maple flavored pancake syrup
1/3 cup packed golden brown sugar
3 eggs
1 egg yolk
2 tsps all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsps pure vanilla extract
2 tbsps melted butter
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
9 inch unbaked deep dish pie shell


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Stir syrup, sugar, eggs, egg yolk, flour and vanilla in large bowl to blend.  Whisk in melted butter (syrup mixture will be very thin at this point).  Stir in 1 cup of pecans.

Place frozen pie shell on heavy cookie sheet.  Carefully pour maple syrup mixture into pie shell.  Arrange remaining 1/2 cup of pecans on top of syrup mixture, pressing into syrup mixture to coat.

Place baking sheet in center of oven.  Bake pie for 50 minutes or until edges are golden and filling is just set in center.  Cool pie on cooling rack for 25 minutes.  Cut pie into wedges and serve warm or at room temp.

Frosty Lemon Chiffon Pie


1 cup cold whole milk
1 envelope (1.3 ounce) dry whipped topping, Dream Whip perhaps
1 1/4 jars (11.3 ounces) purchased lemon curd
1 box (3.4 ounces) lemon instant pudding and pie filling mix, Jello brand perhaps
1 (6 ounce) premade shortbread crust, Keebler Ready Crust
1 cup frozen whipped topping, slightly thawed, Cool Whip
Sugared lemon slices for garnish (optional)


Beat 1/2 cup of the milk and the dry topping mix in a large bowl for 4 minutes or until light and fluffy, set aside.

Beat 1 jar of the lemon curd, the lemon pudding mix, and the remaining 1/2 cup of milk in another large bowl for 2 minutes or until smooth and beginning to thicken.  Fold topping mixture into lemon pudding mixture.

Spoon lemon mixture into piecrust.  Spread slightly thawed whipped topping over lemon mixture.  Swirl remaining lemon curd through whipped topping.  Freeze for 30 minutes before serving.  Decorate pie with sugared lemon slices (optional) and serve.

SawDust Pie - Patti's 1880's Settlement Restaurant Recipe

If you ever get a chance to visit the South West part of KY in the Paducah/LBL/Grand Rivers area you have to stop by Patti's 1880's Settlement Restaurant!  They are known nationwide, maybe even worldwide for their pies!  The restaurant has lost of home cookin' going on and the menu is really awesome.  The atmosphere is very cozy and inviting as well.  Patti's is located in Grand Rivers, KY not too far off I-24.

 Before Baking

 After Baking

 Looks Yummy!  My twin & I couldn't wait to dive in!

In the Pie Plate


7 Egg Whites, unbeaten
1 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 & 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 & 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 & 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
9 inch unbaked pie shell
Sliced bananas for garnishing
Sweetened Whipped Cream


Mix first 5 ingredients together and stir by hand.  Pour into unbaked pie shell.  Bake in preheated 325 degree oven until glossy and set (about 25 to 30 minutes).  We went to 30 minutes in our oven.  DO NOT OVERBAKE!  Center should be gooey.  Serve warm/room temp with whipped cream and sliced bananas

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