I am the baker of the family, so every year I get the request for a Pecan Pie. Now I have baked many pies in my life and I just recently found out the secret to my pecan pie. I started doubling the filling and just like that, I am everyone’s favorite person to invite over for Thanksgiving. I received SO MANY compliments. I also make my own pie shells which makes this pie even more amazing!
So this pie consist of two recipes. One for the pie filling and the other for the pie crust. The secret with the pie crust is using REALLY cold butter and cold water. I am very old school (it makes things taste better) and use two steak knives to cut the butter into the flour. A few years ago I taught my youngest this method. I have tried using a food processor and it’s just NOT the same. This method may take a little longer but makes the perfect pie crust.
Baking in the kitchen with my grandmother is a special memory of mine growing up as a child. My daughter will not have memories of her grandmother but with me. I hope these are some good memories she can look back on growing up. I wish I had a photo like this of me and my grandmother.