Thursday, November 17, 2016

And Mrs. Matthews Lived To A Ripe Old Age



Because I am in better spirits today and because I promised, here is one of our family's favorite pies. I have gotten to the age where it is too rich for me to eat but making it is a sort of richness of spirit which I enjoy.
Yes. It is terrible for you. I will not apologize for that.
It is for Thanksgiving. It is for love.

Mrs. Matthew's Chocolate Pecan Pie

2 squares unsweetened chocolate (sometimes I go crazy and use 3 squares)
3 Tbs. butter
1 C. light corn syrup
3/4 C sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 Tsp. vanilla
1 C. coarsely chopped pecans
Unbaked 9" pie shell
1/2 C. cream, whipped with sugar to taste

Melt chocolate and butter over boiling water. Boil syrup and sugar together, 2 minutes. 
Add chocolate/butter mixture. Pour slowly over eggs, stirring constantly. Add vanilla and nuts. Turn into pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. 
Cool.
Top with whipped cream. 

Eat a piece. Go take a nap. You will need it. 

Love...Ms. Moon




13 comments:

  1. Thanksgiving next week. I'm already overwhelmed. Thanks for the pie!

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    1. I know. Just the thought of it all makes me want to go back to bed.

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  2. Oh Mary so lovely to see this because night Page came into my room with a recipe card with a cranberry ambrosia recipe written on it. I recognized his Gramma Fay's writing immediately. I loved her and I am making the ambrosia soon. Spell checker wanted ambrosia to be Cambodia so I may rename it. Love Rebecca

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  4. Yum. I may not wait until Thanksgiving to make it. I need it now.

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    1. It's rather deadly. Like all good things.

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    1. Here's a good article about it with substitutions:
      http://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/how-to-substitute-corn-syrup-article

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  6. I, too, exceed the age of eating all this richness. But you lighten my heart today, and may you stay happier for the foreseeable future.

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    1. Thank you, sweetie. It's so funny that I hardly ever crave sweets any more. But the savory and salty call my name. What's up with that?

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