March 10, 2007

Pecan Pie and An Anniversary

It has been one year since I started blogging and I just can't believe it! What seemed so much effort in the beginning is becoming second nature now.. presentation, photos and writing. It is definitely the fact that all of you read and respond that makes a difference to my day.

I started blogging to get over some personal issues which now thankfully are in the past. But in the journey, I am so glad to have made so many new friends, both fellow bloggers and readers who leave a comment. I also renewed some friendships from my college days which had got covered with dust over time as we all got busy in our lives.
So to thank you all, I present an easy celebratory dish.. The Pecan Pie. It is a foolproof dish (especially if you can buy frozen pie crust), filled with nuts stuck in a gooey caramel like base. It is decadent enough to make you crave for it long past the taste is gone. I first had it during Thanksgiving from my better half's office bakery and then had to try it. It is so easy to make that if you like nuts, you will love it as a dessert or as a mid day unhealthy snack.:)

The recipe I used to use came from the back of a corn syrup jar, but recently I found this recipe at Simply Recipes,(A great site for all kinds of recipes) which called for less sugar and turned out really good. So here is the recipe reproduced.
You will need:
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup light corn syrup( substitute recipe here)
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp molasses or maple syrup
2 Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups pecans, coarsely chopped (substitute with walnuts)

1 9-inch pie shell, chilled for an hour if freshly made, defrosted for 10 minutes if frozen. (See pie crust recipes.)
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread pecans along the bottom of the pie shell. Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over pecans. The pecans will rise to the surface of the pie.
2. Bake at 375°F for 45-50 minutes until the filling has set. About 20 minutes into the cooking you may want to use a pie crust protector, or tent the edges of the pie crust with aluminum foil to prevent the pie crust edges from burning.
3. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

Serves 8.Serve with ice cream or by itself.


Asha said...

Happy Anniversary Shaheen!:))

Pecan Pie looks delish.Thanks for that link.

Wish you many more anniversaries.

Kalyn said...

Happy blog birthday to you! Sounds like a great celebration dish, and I agree Simply Recipes is a great site.

trupti said...

Happy B'day to your blog!

Pecan Pie is a classic recipe..thanks for sharing.

Maneka Nirmal said...

heyyyyyyy...happy anniversary shahhen..hmmmm...pecan pie is one of the fevorites in Georgia ..we actually have a pecan tree in our backyard.
but shaheen u should have made a birthday cake for ur dear blog..

Shilpa said...

Happy anniversary Shaheen! You, too? I started my blog also because of personal issues, and I'm glad you worked yours out! I am indeed happier after getting to make some new friends through blogging!

Pecan pie is definitely comfort food, especially with a huge scoop of ice-craem on the side! :)

Sushma said...

Congratulations !! I am glad you enjoyed every moment of your blogging days and have made wonderful friends...

The Pecan pie looks sinfully wonderful..

Anh said...

I have enjoyed your blog a lot! Happy Blog Birthday!

Lera said...

Shaheen ,Happy Anniversary,wishing you many more sharing your lovely Food blogs :)

RP said...

Happy Anniversary!
I think your mango memories was the first post I came across.
Even though I am not a pecan pie fan, my husband and daughter love it. They buy one during thanksgiving and that's it. I think I should try to make one for them. :)
Poor my blog, I overlooked it's birthday, I forgot the 100th post too...

padmaja said...

Hehehehehe ur back with the old one:D. You are like me. I change mine so many time and use to go back to the original one. This is the first time i'm sticking to this for this long.
Happy Anniversary!! and pecan pie looks great.

Sri said...

Happy Anniversary. Loving the pecan pie...have to make them once. :)Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Jyothsna said...

Congratulations Shaheen!! And keep going!!:)

Anonymous said...

Happy blog Birthday !!
Wishing you many many more...

Linda said...

Congratulations, Shaheen, my New England-ish neighbor! Your words and recipes have been an inspiration to me and I wish you many more years of wonderful writing, cooking, and sharing :)

Meeta said...

Happy Blog Anniversary my sweetest! I am so glad we did start blogging when we did and I am also really really glad to have found you through our blogs. The only thing remaining is to actually meet in person and I hope that happens soon. Big hug and look forward to more great recipes!

Anita said...

It is amazing how difficult times can be turned into opportunities...and what a creative endeavour this turned out to be! For you and for us, your readers! Happy Blog Anniversary, Shaheen.

Vcuisine said...

Congrats Shaheen. The pid looks so nice. Viji

Gattina said...

Happy Anniversary Shaheen! Look forward to many more fantastic dishes to come :D
It's very interesting to look back those time, but whatever reasons to make us evolve our blogs up till todate, our friendship/support definitely plays role :D It's great to find a wonderful blog like yours :D

KitchenFairy said...

Happy Anniversary Shaheen!Your pie looks wounderful.

Bharathy. said...

Happy anniverasary and happy first birthday to your amazing blog !!Please make it a point to get into my blog once in a while,even if it doesn't have fine recipes like yours.I welcome comments for my posts from all of that would encourage me as a new blogger!!

Anonymous said...

hmmmmm...grear pecan pie...gee...i can't remember last time i had pecan pie...can i drop round to have a slice...~grin~...thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...


toooo bad that u had it all urself!!! You should send it as a gift to all fellow bloggers, readers and visitors... atleast slices of it.

Manjula said...

Happy Anniversary.
Pecan pie looks gorgeous. May be I'll give a try with walnuts.


Sumitha said...

Oww Shaheen a very happy birthday to your blog.The first time I came across your blog,it had only few recipes,no pics look at it!Love and Hugs!

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Inji Pennu said...

One year? Really? I still think of you as a kid blogger, hehehehe :)

Congrats my dear and what a site you have!

Nabeela said...

I don't have the recipe for the biryani I showed im my last post(it was cooked by my aunt)....but I did post a hyderabadi dum biryani recipe (that my cousin makes) a while's the link if you want it

Annita said...

Happy Aniversery ,Shaheen...Keep it going...:)) and that pecan pie looks delicious.havn't tried any pie by myslef...

Asha Simon said...

Aah Pecan pie!! I used to hear so much about this dish from my hubby as part of his culinary efforts from student days. Two years back he made it too! Yummy!!!!!!!!
Happy blog anniversary Shaheen!

Mallugirl said...

Asha, Thanks a lot!hope to see lots of comments from u..

Kalyn, Thanks a lot!u are right.simply recipes has a lot of deeserts that are good. I love that site.

Trupti,Thanks a lot!

Maneka, u have a pecan tree?how abt some photos? and i didn't feel like making a cake.:(

Shilpa, what a coincidence! whatever the reason, it is great to make friends with you. hope ur issues are resolved as well.

Sushma, i am still enjoying every minute of it.

ANh,Thanks a lot!Hope u enjoy it further.

lera, ur anni. must be approaching soon too, am i right?

RP, cmon, celebrate it anyway. i do remember my mango memories.. just like now i am homesick for them again!!

Sandeepa said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Shaheen. Thanks for all the recipes you share :)

surya said...

Happy Anniversary Shaheen.
Pecan pie looks wonderful.Simple recipe also.Thanks.

Anonymous said...

i am happy and relived to see the old template back-)
I feel,more comforatble here..-)
mabrook,on celebrating one year of your blog..
may you have more...


Mishmash ! said...

Hi Shaheen, Hope ur blog sees more anniversaries like this :)

Maneka Nirmal said...

yes dear..i surely will once it starts flowering.. i am sure u don't want to see the skeleton doesn't have any leaves in winter.

Anonymous said...

hey shaheen - nitu here....congrats on your site turing a year old - its a great site...hats off to one kozhikodan from another!

Sharmi said...

Wish you a very happy Anniversary!! lovely pic. I am a great fan of your recipes as I love kerala food like crazy.
wish you happy b'day blogging!!


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Gini said...

Happy blog b'day. Your blog is a great place to be and a source for all the Malabar recipes which i would never have learnt.

swapna said...

hi shaheen
congrats.happy anniversary!!!all the best for the future.the pecan pie is looking great!

indosungod said...

Shaheen Congratulations! and Happy Anniversary. Looking forward to many more recipes.

Mallugirl said...

Padmaja, Thanks.. I thot a change would be good but seems like familiar is better.

Swathy, Sri, Jyotsna, Thanks a lot for ur wishes..

Linda,Looking forward to u trying out some of my recipes.

Meeta, Thanks . it;s great to have met u thru my blog.:)

Anita, its true, sometimes some turns in life are for the good.

Vcuisine, thanks a lot.

Gattina, it is wonderful to make new friends whatever be the reason.

Kitchen fairy, thanks and hope u will keep visiting

Bharathy, i am sure after some time, ur blog will also a good one. I will surely visit u.

Dilip, Ayunus, go ahead have the whole pie..:)

Mallugirl said...

Manjula, It will taste good with walnuts too.Do try.

Sumitha, u were one of first supporters. thanks for being there then and now. Hugs.

Inji chechi, i am still a kid blogger.. just learning to walk now.

Nabee, thanks for letting me know. I am going to try it soon.

Annita, i am sure u hav eno time left from ur cakes.. I am not so good at cakes but pies are easy.

Asha, wow, he made it? thats amazing. so both of u cook. :)

SAndeepa, thanks a lot. glad u are around.

Surya, thanks for ur kind words..

Safia, Alhamudulillah, Its a year!

Mishamash, i hope so too.

Nitu, a feloow calicut wallah wishes are always welcome. u guys are my toughest critics.:)

SHarmi, thanks!I saw ur site. its beautiful!

Laxmi, I will surely write to u.

GIni, learning is an ongoing experience. If i taught u something, i have learnt a lt in return!

Indo,my bean pal, thanks. love having ur around.:)

babli said...

Happy B'day Malluspice Blog! and Wish you many more to come.

The pie looks like a killer!

Menu Today said...

Hi Shaheen,
Congrats!!!!Happy blog anniversay!!
Pecan Pie looks nice. Thanks for the visual treat!!!!

Prema Sundar said...

Congrats on ur Anniversary Shaheen. Pecan pie looks delicious . enjoy

Mandira said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Shaheeen. I'm glad you are blogging and I love visiting and reading your posts.
Pecan pie is one of my favorites. Looking forward to more recipes and posts.

Chandrika said...

Happy Blog Anniversary, Shaheen! Looking forward to a lot many mouth watering recipes from you!