My Grandma, a Pecan Pie, and Memories That Keep Teaching

Pecan Pie :: A Goodie A Day Until Christmas

Growing up, I was truly blessed having my grandma live only about a 100 yards from me. I practically lived at her house, especially during the summer time and during the holidays. Grandma’s house is where I learned to can, cook, and bake a lot of the foods that our family enjoys today.

My grandma was always so patient with me, letting me read the recipes and measure out the ingredients as we mixed up a dessert. It is because of her love and patience with me in the kitchen that I love to bake and cook today. I have so many wonderful memories of being in the kitchen with my grandma, especially during the holidays.

Now that I am older and have children of my own, it has always been important for me to teach my children to cook and bake. I want them to not only be able to feed themselves, but also to enjoy cooking and baking for others. During the holidays, I always buy extra ingredients so that we can bake special goodies for others. Sometimes it may be cookies, a cake, or even a pie.

One of the first pies I ever learned to bake was a pecan pie. To this day, it is my favorite type of pie. I like to think that it is my favorite because it is the first pie I ever remember baking with my grandma. This is also the first pie that my kids have baked, as well. I love passing on these wonderful memories with my children. I hope that you enjoy this recipe and will make memories of your own with your family.

Grandma’s Pecan Pie

1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 Tbsp. butter, softened
2 cups pecans, chopped
1 deep dish pie crust

Preheat oven to 350. Mix together flour and sugar; stir in remaining ingredients. Put in to an unbaked pie crust. Bake 50-55 minutes at 350 or until pie is set and firm.

60780_430811333643522_1722837952_nJoy Ellis is a stay at home, homeschooling mom of 4, who loves Jesus more than anything. Married to her high school sweetheart for 21 years, loves to read, bake, cook, craft, amateur wannabe photography who loves to blog at A Journey of Joy.


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