Monday, November 18, 2019


Do you know that hardly
in my family
likes nuts?

Can you IMAGINE that?
I can't!
I have always loved nuts!

Brazil Nuts,
You name it- I love it.

But my FAVORITE of all time
is probably

Gotta love those pecans!
At Thanksgiving I always
make at least one

Now I have always used a
traditional recipe for
Pecan Pie
but when I spotted this recipe
I thought it would be fun
to try it for

This came from
If you can't read it 
I have typed it out here for you.

Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie

1- 10" pie crust (I use Pillsbury Dairy Case)
1 TBS powdered sugar
4 large eggs
1-1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter @ room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 TBS all purpose flour
2 TBS milk
1-1/2 tsp vanilla (I use a bit more)
1-1/2 cups pecan halves

Preheat oven to 325º
Fit pie crust into 10" cast iron skillet
Sprinkle pie crust with powdered sugar

Whisk eggs in large bowl until foamy
Whisk in brown sugar and next 6 ingredients
Pour mixture into pie crust and top with1-1/2 cups pecan halves

Bake at 325º for 30 minutes
Reduce oven temp to 300º
Bake 30 more minutes
Turn oven off and let pie stand
in oven with door closed
for three (3) hours.

Serve with dollop of whipped cream

Just so you know-
there are many NUTS in this family
which lends itself to
much hilarity at family gatherings.
We don't all go out to eat at
restaurants very often because
the family gets LOUD...even though
most of us don't drink.
We laugh about everything
and some poor soul is usually the
BUTT of the jokes--
but the VICTIM changes
on a whim.
Anyone else have a family like that?

My Hero does his best to ignore
everyone and pretend he is just
a visitor at the table.
Yep- one in every family!

By the way,
I am home from vacation
and as soon as I figure out how to get
my pictures out of that darned
I will be posting some pictures.
I promise you will NOT see ANY
pictures of me in a bikini--
YEAH---Wouldn't want you to 
lose your appetite
before Thanksgiving.

Hmmmm...on the other hand-
maybe that's not such a bad
deterrent for overeating....
nah..........never mind..........

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Laurel Wood said...

Welcome back. We had pecan trees at my childhood home and I love pecans! Mother, Karen and I would bake goodies from Thanksgiving to Christmas with pecans. This pie sounds yummy!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh boy! I LOVE pecan pie and although I have several recipes for it, I will be saving this one. I recently made a Sweet Potato Pecan, was that good! How nice to have a big, fun family to celebrate holidays with :-)

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

Welcome back!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Welcome back! I like pecans but pecan pie is just tooooooo sweet for me.

Vee said...

Pecans! Love them, but not in halves. That’s why I love PW’s recipe for pecan pie.

Hope that you had a wonderful vacation and that you can find your pictures.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I think I gained a pound reading this post, ha! That pe-can pie looks utterly amazing, indeed! I will have to try this recipe out, as we have a lot of nuts in our family, nut-lovers that is, lol! Glad you had a great time in Florida, always nice to get away!

bobbie said...

Welcome home, dear lady! You have been MUCH missed ~ I hope you had the wonderful break you had hoped for!
Hugs ~
PS ~ pecan is good, but I more love mincemeat!

Linda said...

That pecan pie! I’m going to keep that recipe! We have gathered a good bushel basket of good pecans from our two trees this season and they are still falling. Not anywhere near the bumper crops of years past but more than enough for what we will use this year.i saw a recipe for a Bacon Pecan Pie on Facebook and I’ll be making that next week along with Firebird Pumpkin Pies for Thanksgiving at Nita’ slice of the pumpkin pie is 670 calories! I’m thinking we will all take pie bites! Louis Dean will be making his famous dinner rolls. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Ann said...

My favorite nut is cashew but I LOVE pecan pie. That one looks good

Rick Watson said...

Before my mother died, she began making pecan pies after Halloween.
They were my absolute favorite pies.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Welcome home and thanks for the recipe...sounds so good.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love pecan pie. I have been using the same recipe for years, learned from my Mom.

Susie said...

Diana, That pie looks so very good. I have eaten pecan pie before, but I usually scrape out the filling and just eat the top and crust. LOL. Glad you are back home safe. Oh yes, I think I know that family of which you speak...gaa. Some times you feel like a nut and some times you are one. LOL You know something like that. Big families help toughen up your skin. :)
Blessings to all of you, xoxo,love you, Susie

Junkchiccottage said...

That pie looks pretty yummy. We are the same way in this family. Loud and obnoxious when we are all together!!!! Glad you had a great trip and I cannot wait to see your pics. Have a great week sweet friend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We stopped in Georgia...recently and got fresh pecans at the packing house! They are out of this world...just pecans, straight out of the bag! Glad you had a good trip! Get those photos loaded! heehee!

Kim said...

Our family sounds like your family...a huge, boisterous brood, always loud and laughing! I think that's the best. And my mom loved pecan pie. It was her favorite at Thanksgiving. Can't wait to see the vacation pictures...bring on those bikinis! I'm already tired of seeing Christmas trees in my feed. Oops...did I just say that out loud? 😉 xo

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Like you I love all kinds of nuts and also have some nuts in our family. Sometimes I think they try to outdo each other when it comes to being nutty. My favorite nut is pecans so I saved the recipe. Hopefully I[l make this for Thanksgiving. Next to pumpkin pie it is a must for me.

Wild Oak Designs said...

We missed you!
the recipe sounds wonderful! I might make it as there are several nut lovers in this family and there isn't any corn syrup! Yummy
(used to be WildOakDesigns)

happyone said...

Welcome back.
I like nuts but don't like pecan pie. : )

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Southern Living (I have a library of their cook books) is the place to go for scrumptious southern food and especially Pecan Pie. That used to be my go-to pie for many occasions. Then everybody went on diets and the only crunch they wanted was celery. I haven’t made it in years but you have me thinking about it now.

Lisa said...

What? No Karo Syrup? Sounds delicious!
There is a pecan pie brownie Im gonna try. I need to try this skillet one too!
I love pecan pie.
Glad your back. I missed you.

Katie Isabella said...

Well Howdy there! I no longer have a cast iron pan but this would sure make it worthwhile to get another!

Sandra said...

I am struggling to keep from gaining back the weight I lost, and now I might take a selfie in a bikini and post it on the fridge, that should scare me straight. ha ha.... I am with you, I love all nuts except the pistachios. don't eat those. Cashews are my favorite but pecans tie for first place. my dad had 3 pecan trees in Savannah and I was raised with pecans in every dish and just eating them as I shelled them. I was shocked when I married my PA Dutch yankee doodle dandee tht he did not like pecans OR eat pecan pie. I mean REALLY????

Connie said...

Sweet (peacan pie) post! LOL
Your family sounds like so much fun.
Laughter is a wonderful thing to share.
God bless you and so glad you had a good vacation and that you are home safe for the holidays. Looking forward to seeing your photos.
Connie :)

Adam said...

Sounds nice

Terri D said...

I am not a big pie person but I will eat me a piece of pecan pie!! LOL It looks beautiful! Looking forward to seeing some vacation photos!

R's Rue said...

So good.

Akasha said...

Thanks for the recipe


Yummy! I miss the pecan pies. We used to have them a lot but the pecan trees are no longer standing. You have officially opened my hunger for the pies...I think I'll try this recipe you've shared. xoxo Dolly

Carla from The River said...

Welcome Back and pecan pie is my husbands very very very favorite. :-)

Terri Steffes said...

The pecan capital of the world is in my “backyard” so to speak. Brunswick, Missouiri! My husband loves pecan pies.

Doris said...

I'm nuts about nuts too =) Just made baked oatmeal yesterday and used pecans....of course a few of them ended up in my mouth too. The pie sounds wonderful....use a GF crust and I'll be by for a taste!

Jenny the Pirate said...

WOW what a recipe, which I've copied and PLAN to MAKE for Thanksgiving ... which makes me doubly glad you're back. Hope you made some wonderful memories. xoxo

Bless said...

Welcome back! Pecan pie is a favorite at my house! Thanks for the recipe.

cloches and lavender said...

Hey Diana,

No I can't imagine not liking nuts, love them too. Our family is the same way.

Happy your back and had a great trip. Looking forward to pictures.


jack69 said...

I am a nut, nut. That is my favorite pie, but in my 80 years I do not think I ever ate a pie baked in cast iron. Seems a great idea. I have a couple grandsons and a son who are the witty ones at our family gatherings.
I am sure you guys have fun!
Sherry & jack

Brenda Pruitt said...

Pecans are my favorite nut too. Your pecan pie sounds wonderful. I get mine at Braums. Don't know if they have them where you are. But honestly to me they taste just as good as homemade.

Jeanie said...

Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don't. But I always do too! The recipe looks delicous!

Melanie said...

Welcome home - hope you had a good vacation. Oh Lordy, we have so many nuts in our family, we take up an entire grove. ;-)

Your pie looks wonderful! One of my husband's faves.

Debbie said...

Welcome home, Diana!
Pecan pie is one of my favorite pies! with ice cream.
I will have to try this recipe.
Your family sounds like ours....a bunch of crazies....
when we go out to eat, it's the same. loud and fun!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend.
I love you.

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Theresa said...

No picture of me in a bikini either:) Welcome back! That pie recipe sounds SO delicious and I just might give it a try! My family is HUGE and LOUD, we could fill up a stadium FULL of NUTS! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Rain said...

Hi Diana :) Fun post! I love nuts too but not cooked in things. I'll make a pecan pie, then dig all the pecans out lol...just to get at that sweet sugary filling!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Cristina Garay said...

Diana, good to hear you're back! My family is the same, they don't like nuts :/ And the funny thing is I don't like pecans that much! :D

nonie everythingsewing said...

Glad you had a wonderful vacation and do hope you get the pictures from the cloud soon.


wisps of words said...


What a recipe!

What is the matter, with your family?

Not swooning over such?


But! The more for you!!!!

🔥 🍗 🔥 🍗 🔥

Laura Lane said...

Ooh! I love pecan pie. I use a Southern Living recipe from many years ago. This one is nice since there is no corn syrup.
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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Lorrie said...

I love pecan pie - but it's so rich just a few bites does me in! Lots of nuts around here, too - makes life interesting and fun! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

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Pom Pom said...

Yay! Thanks! I needed a recipe without corn syrup. I'll make this today! xoxoxo Happy Thanksgiving!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Have a happy Thanksgiving Diana.

Debby Ray said...

Welcome back! You know, I have never made a pecan pie but I do love it and your recipe sounds SO delish! Your family sounds very much like mine...LOUD and CRAZY! I am SOOOO excited to be spending Thanksgiving on Ohio where I will be seeing them all! I do hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! HUGS!

Lowcarb team member said...

Welcome back, and thanks for the recipe.
Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one.

All the best Jan

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