Grant is not a huge sweets person, I am,but I wish I wasn’t! So, one of the things that Grant does like and actually asks for are these blue berry muffins. I have to say they are pretty darn amazing!
This is the last dessert that I made for the family reunion. I actually made this dough at Christmas time, but it makes so many I was forced to freeze a portion of the dough and use it later. It thawed in a few hours which was super fast, and it honestly tasted just as good as the ones I had made fresh.
Here is the next recipe that I made for this last family reunion that Grant and I were able to attend. This bar recipe was given to me by a previous co worker, it had another name,but I honestly can’t remember it. So our friends took to calling them Warsnick Fielder Bars.
Here is one of the other desserts that I made for the family reunion this last weekend. I have never been a fan of pecan pie,but this recipe for a chocolate spiked pecan pie is very good.
Start with butter in the skillet or pan.
Then add the white sugar.
Add the brown sugar.
Then add the Karo Syrup.
Then take an uncooked pie shell and add a layer of chocolate chips on the bottom. For pie crust recipe click HERE!
Then add a cup of chopped pecans on top of that. I prefer them chopped because it makes cutting the pie a lot easier.
In a separate bowl, add eggs.
I prefer to use Frangelico which is a hazelnut liquor of Kahlua, but you can do what you prefer.
Add Frangelico, vanilla extract, and the salt to the eggs.
Beat the egg mixture.
Once everything is melted in the skillet turn it off and let it start to cool.
slowly add in the egg mixture to the sugar/butter mixture while stirring.
Make sure to keep stirring so the egg doesn’t get cooked in the mixture… that would be gross.
Once combined, get ready to add it to the pie shell.
I prefer to place the pie shell on a slightly pulled out oven tray before pouring in the mixture.
Then sowly push it into the oven which lowers the amount of spills.
I always have extra filling, so I just place a handful of chocolate chips and pecans at the bottom of a ramekin.
Pour the rest of the filling in, and place in the oven for the same amount of time and temp.
It is finished when you give it a slight shake and it isntÂ slouchy, there will be a slight jiggle.
You can take the little one out a little bit early or not, it is up to you.
Chocolate Spiked Pecan Pie
1 – 9â€ inch pie shell (I used the deep dish pie pan and a smallÂ ramekinÂ for excess)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup butter
4 eggs beaten
1/4 cup Frangelico Hazelnut Liquor
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
6oz semi sweet chocolate chips(I just cover the bottom of the pie crust till there is one small layer)
1c chopped pecans(lay on top of chocolate chips and then pour mixture on top)
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
2. In a saucepan, combine sugars, corn syrup, and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until everything melts and is dissolved. Turn off the heat and let cool while assembling the rest.
3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, Frangelico, vanilla and salt. Mix well. Slowly pour in sugar mixture, whisking constantly until combined.
4. Layer dark chocolate chips in bottom of pie shell, then sprinkle the chopped pecans, and pour mixture on top.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes or until set and golden. *Watch this, because the deep dish pie takes longer than the two regular pies. I will check them by lightly moving the pie pan to see if it is done and doesn’t jiggle too much.*
This last weekend, we went to Grant’s Family Reunion in North Carolina from Friday through Sunday morning. It was a wonderful visit, and it was so nice to finally get to see all of his Mom, Sister, Brother-in-Law, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins again. Most of the menu was already planned since everyone there is a great cook/baker. So, I brought some desserts to add to the celebrations since all the main meals were already covered. Also, the desserts I made traveled well so that is always a plus. So here is my apple crumb pie that I made the day before our trip.
Sorry about the long break in posting, this is not what we meant to do! We took the time and updated the blog, which changing a lot of the photos took some time, and after that we have been super busy! Memorial day weekend we took it really easy because we knew this month of June would be NON STOP for us. So on the weekend of the first we drove to Nashville to rent a pontoon boat with Kira and Andrew. Well, it looked like it was going to rain and was forecasted so we had to reschedule for a different day, but then of course it never rained! Kira and I went to see Amy and swim in her pool instead. Then this last weekend we had a Family Union for Grant’s Family to attend as well as Kira’s Baby Shower. So, the next posts you will see will be from our trip or recipes I made for that trip. Here is my post on how I make pie dough… it is nothing special, just the older Better Homes and Garden’s recipes,but I figured I would post it anyway.