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.


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:

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.

Unknown said...

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