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. 
Top with whipped cream. 

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

Love...Ms. Moon


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

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

  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. Here's a good article about it with substitutions:

  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.

    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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