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RECIPE #0044 IRISH CREAM PECAN PIE
In honor of National Pecan Pie Day today, we offer a fun version of this popular recipe.
Tradition holds that the French invented pecan pie soon after settling in New Orleans, after being introduced to the nut by Native Americans. Attempts to trace the dish's origin, however, have not found any recipes dated earlier than 1897 and well-known cookbooks such as Fannie Farmer and The Joy of Cooking did not include it before 1940.
The makers of Karo syrup popularized the dish and many of its recipes. Karo Syrup's own website contends that the dish was a 1930s "discovery" of a "new use for corn syrup" by a corporate sales executive's wife.
You Will Need:
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 50 to 55 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
(1) cup sugar
(1/4) cup sour cream
(1) cup Karo Light Corn Syrup
(1) tablespoon butter, melted
(2) tablespoons Irish Cream liqueur(non-alcoholic version:substitute (2) tablespoons of Irish Cream Coffee Creamer, or 1 tsp Irish Cream flavoring)
(1) cup pecans
1 (9-inch) unbaked OR frozen deep-dish pie crust
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Beat eggs slightly with a fork in a medium bowl. Add sugar, sour cream, Karo, butter and Irish Cream liqueur or flavorings; stir until blended. Stir in pecans. Pour into pie crust.
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
WHAT IN THE WORLD? OVER THE GARDEN FENCE
On today in American history, people in gardens everywhere were talking about:
1817 Author Henry David Thoreau was born in Massachusetts
1861 Wild Bill Hickok's first gunfight happens in Nebraska
1862 Congress, during the Civil War, authorizes the Medal of Honor
1957 Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the first President to ride in a helicopter
1965 USMC Lt. Frank Reasoner becomes the first Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor
1974 Former Nixon Advisor John Erlichmann is convicted of charges stemming from his participation in the White House Plumbers, a covert group designed to plug press leaks.
1984 Presidential Hopeful Walter Mondale announces his running mate, Geraldine Ferrarro, who became the first woman to run on a major ticket
2012 Scientists announce the discovery of a new moon around Pluto, bringing the number of moons to five