Nov 23, 2014

See Ya in the Gumbo Will See Ya After Thanksgiving

Time has gotten away from me this week 
and I haven't had a chance to finish visiting last week's links.

See Ya in the Gumbo will return 
next Sunday.

Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 22, 2014

Mini Pecan Pies with Cane Syrup Whipped Cream

Two years.  That's how long I've thought about it.

Mini Pecan Pies with Cane Syrup Whipped Cream | Ms. enPlace

It came to me after pecan season.  As in way, way after.  After all the pecans had been eaten.

The next year was an off harvest.  Our tree produces every other year.

Mini Pecan Pies with Cane Syrup Whipped Cream | Ms. enPlace

So this year was THE year, baby.
I would have Pecan Pie Turnovers w/ Cane Syrup Whipped Cream.


Mini Pecan Pies with Cane Syrup Whipped Cream | Ms. enPlace

I had convinced myself that my usual pecan pie filling would be fine for turnovers.  Juuuuuust fine.

After stirring the filling together, it was beyond obvious.  Too runny to fold pie crust around it.

So I grabbed some muffin tins (after pitching a big ole hissy fit, of course) and started digging through cabinets to find a glass that would cut the right size circles.

I'm certain another hissy fit was thrown at some point.
After 2 years, I was going to have cute little pies.
Believe you me.

Don't overfill like I did. 
Pecan pie is my favorite pie.  This filling, made with a mix of Karo and cane syrup, is good.  But everybody and their mama has a pecan pie recipe that they dig up for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

All that time spent fussing over the filling and the size of the pie.
When it's really the whipped cream that mattered.

Mini Pecan Pies with Cane Syrup Whipped Cream | Ms. enPlace

The whipped cream is flavored with Steen's Pure Cane Syrup.
I thought it made sense to put it on top of pecan pie.
Sugarcane and pecans are both are harvested this time of year.

I had to pat myself on the back over the Cane Syrup Whipped Cream.  
It's also good on Gateau de Sirop (syrup cake).

Print It!

Mini Pecan Pies with Cane Syrup Whipped Cream
1/2 stick butter (4 TBSP)
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup Karo syrup
1/4 cup Steen's Pure Cane Syrup
2 cups pecan halves
2 refrigerated pie crusts

whipped cream:
3 TBSP Steen's Pure Cane Syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Cream the butter and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.  Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each.  Add the salt, vanilla, and both syrups.  Mix well.  Stir in the pecans.

Cut the pie crusts into 4-4 1/2" diameter circles.  If you roll out the scraps from the pie crust twice, you should be able to get 14 mini pies.

Place pie crust circles in muffin tins.  Fill with about 1/8 of a cup of filling.  Don't overfill or the pies will stick.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.

While the pies cool, mix together the cane syrup, vanilla, and whipping cream.  Start on low speed, gradually increasing to high as the mixture thickens.  Beat until soft peaks form.

Top each pie with a spoon of the whipped cream.  Drizzle extra cane syrup over the top (optional).

More Pecans...
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Roasted Broccoli & Asparagus w/ Nutty, Lemony Feta | Ms. enPlace
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Nov 16, 2014

See Ya in the Gumbo # 158 {potluck}

Welcome to See Ya in the Gumbo

My great grandpa said See ya in the gumbo! 
instead of "good-bye."
It means see ya out there in the mix.

Gumbo is a mix of various ingredients.  
And no two people make it the same way.
To "make a gumbo" means much more than cooking.  When someone says "I'm making a gumbo," it means family and friends are invited.

I invite you to join this POTLUCK PARTY every Sunday night.
Bring whatever mix of ingredients you'd like.

Ms. enPlace

Top Five Features
(based on your clicks)

   Slow Cooker Taco Soup 
from Viva Veltoro
slow cooker taco soup freezer meal   

Sugar Snap Peas  
from Pickle Bee
Sugar Snap Peas final

Biltong {Beef Jerky} Soup 
from With a Blast
Biltong Soup ~ Delicious, rich and hearty soup made using traditional South-African Biltong which is similar {but not 100% same} as "Beef Jerky" #Soup #SouthAfrican #Biltong    

Broccoli Parmesan Meat Less Balls
from Best of Long Island and Central Florida
Broccoli Parmesan Meat Less Balls from Best of Long Island and Central Florida  

Cardamon Cookies
from Upstate Ramblings
Cardamon Cookies - Rich Spice Cookies

My picks...
Rustic Oatmeal Casserole Bread 
from Yesterfood

Ridiculously Easy, Rich Espresso Pumpkin Brownies
from Someday I'll Learn
Espresso Pumpkin Brownies with pumpkin ice cream

The Boy's picks...
Pain au Romarin 
from Zesty South Indian Kitchen
Pain au Romarin  from Zesty South Indian Kitchen

Oreo Bars 
from Farmer's Wife Rambles 
Oreo Dessert Bar Recipe 

No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut-butter Oat Bars
from Something Sweet: Winnie's Blog
No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut-butter Oat Bars

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