Friday, March 20, 2009

True Blood Recipes: Gran's Pecan Pie or 'Crying pie' the True Blood version

The pie Sookie eats in True Blood is quite different from a Texas Pecan Pie or other southern pecan pie recipes because of it's creaminess, a reader suggest this recipe for the 'True Blood Cryin' pie'.

Pecan Cream Pie recipe

1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked

4 egg yolks
2 cups milk
2/3 cup white sugar

1/3 cup cornstarch
1 pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup ground pecans

4 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 cup ground pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In the top of a double boiler, combine yolks, milk, 2/3 cup sugar, cornstarch and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup pecans. Pour filling into baked pie shell.
In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and gradually add 6 tablespoons white sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie, covering completely. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup ground pecans.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until meringue is delicately browned.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey! I'm from Louisiana and That was unlike any pecan pie I've ever seen! Check out this TrueBlood inspired recipe I created: http://sarainthecityhouston.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/trueblood-cherry-v-juice-pie/

pirateprincess said...

what kind of pie shell did you use?

SuzzieQ said...

I tried this recipe and was a little disappointed. It's nothing like the pie in the show and the custard filling was WAY too sweet. Also, if you're going to try to bake this - remember to let it chill as it's a big gooey mess if you eat it warm. Crying pie FAIL. sorry.

Anais Cuquel said...

It's not the True Blood version .... I was disappointed !