Saturday, July 16, 2011

True Blood Recipe of the week: Gran's ( Adele Stackhouse's) Pecan Pie (Sookie's Cryin')

I love True Blood / Sookie food mentions and have collected tons of  recipes for food mentioned in the show/series,  as well as great recipes from True Blood parties etc over the past 4 years of writing this blog.

You can see them all here

This week's True Blood Recipe of the Week is: Gran's Pecan (Sookie's Cryin') Pie
 There are 2 recipes for it the traditional Southern Pecan pie and one that is the more custardy one we see her eat in Season 1.

Gran's ( Adele Stackhouse's) Pecan Pie

Old Fashioned Pecan Pie

1/2 cup sugar
4 Tbs. butter (softened)
2 eggs beaten
2 Tbs. flour
1 cup dark cane syrup
1/4 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1 - 9" unbaked pie crust
1/2 cup pecan halves

Pre-heat oven to 375ºF. Beat together sugar and softened butter. Beat in (one ingredient at a time) eggs, flour, syrup, vanilla and salt. Fold in chopped pecans and pour into pie crust. Decorate top with pecan halves.

Bake 40 minutes on center rack until center of pie is firm.

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.


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Brujo said...

Thank you!
I love this pie.
Making second one now :)
Greetings from Finland!