Things That Keep Melissa Alive
Part 10: Pecan Pie
I've had a lot of people tell me this weekend that my love of Pecan Pie makes me an old person. I have to admit, that's what I used to think before I tried it as well. For some reason it reminded me too much of mince meat pie (I still don't know what that is...and it frightens me). Take this side by side comparison... can you tell which one is pecan and which is mince meat?
Ok, so it's probably not that hard...that mince meat looks terrible.
Finally, at age 15 my horrible prejudice changed. I went to my cousin's wedding in St. George and for their wedding breakfast they had pecan pie. Since I had no other dessert to choose from, I figured I might as well try it and I was amazed how tasty it was!
I then started making the pecan pies for our thanksgiving dinner and I found out why it tastes so good. The filling is basically sugar, butter and eggs. Can't beat that! I have to admit, the pecans are my least favorite part of the pie, but the rest is just so dang good that I'll take the pecans as part of the package.
Add some real whipped cream to the top and you have a pie I can live on for a week straight. And believe me, I have.