Monday, March 23, 2009

Butterscotch, baby!

First up, let me tell you that the Easter Pops are coming. Just not today. I made some cute ones this weekend, but I didn’t finish them up until really late. So, once I go through the gazillion photos I took of them trying to get a nice shot, I’ll show you what I’ve been up to. In the meantime, here’s a pie.

Butterscotch Pecan Pie

A butterscotch pie.

Bowl of Butterscotch

Ooooh butterscotch, how I love thee.

Now, here’s a little secret. I’ve never made a pie crust from scratch. I’m ashamed, I know.

Butterscotch Pecan Pie

See, there it is… aluminum. Don’t disown me.

It’s just that I don’t make pies that often and well, the frozen crusts are so easy. (Somebody, anybody, are you with me?)

I’ll learn how to make one soon. I promise. Maybe. Probably. Okay, you talked me into it.

Butterscotch Pecan Pie

But frozen crust or not, the pie was soooooooo goooooood!
Here’s the recipe I used.

Butterscotch Pie Side View

Here’s a side view. The smell was so delicious, this slice didn’t even make it through my little photoshoot.

Bitten Butterscotch Pie

I bit right in like a pizza. Nope… no fork.

Again, soooooooo goooooood!

Butterscotch Close-Up

And, one more time, just because. Butterscotch… YUM!

Butterscotch Pecan Perfection Pie

P.S. Anybody have a good pie crust recipe? An easy one? For beginners?

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Best Love Gifts said...

Wow!….You always surprise me! I love your creations! I feel your full passion in your job. Keep it up!

April 10, 2009 12:53 PM
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Pamela said...

Never fail pie crust. Super easy to roll out. Extra dough freezes well for use later.

1 lb. lard
5 cups flour
1 cup regular 7-up, sprite, or eqivalant soda pop (not diet)

Use a pastry cutter to combine lard and flour. Add soda and mix well. Chill before rolling.

Good Luck!

P.S. I love your blog. You are extremely creative and your photos are fantastic!

April 10, 2009 04:12 PM
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Michelle said...

actually, Pioneer Woman has a recipe for it – it’s awesome!

April 17, 2009 03:46 AM
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Full.Moon said...

Er…
Someone I know has a really great recipe for pie crust, and it’s easy. But they never write it down, so I don’t know it :(

April 18, 2009 10:39 AM
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Mamalicious said...

i wish i could get some of your ingredients over here! no peeps, butterscotch or strawberry cake mix :( i’ve been catching up on your posts….i am so trying your choc cake from paula deen. i wish i could get a lemon cake like that. i love love lemon deserts. lemon bars, lemon cake, lemon meringue pie, ect. i’ll stay tuned to your blog for something lemony.

April 23, 2009 04:18 AM
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Larger Family Life said...

Great blog! I have a Butterscotch Tart recipe on my blog somewhere that you might be interested in trying, complete with the base. The only thing is the measurements aren't in cups (I'm in England), but I'd be happy to help convert the measurements if you're interested.

Tania

July 13, 2009 06:26 PM
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Larger Family Life said...

Aha, here is the recipe for Butterscotch Tart complete with the pastry base.

http://largerfamilylife.blogspot.com/2008/11/school-dinners-and-butterscotch-tart.html

It's very simple, relatively quick and extremely delicious.

You will have to accept proclamations of undying love from anyone who tries it though. You have been warned!

July 22, 2009 06:11 AM
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Mommassoapbox said...

You had me at Butterscotch…..

October 6, 2009 10:32 PM
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Maggie said...

I love butterscotch. its so pretty.

April 23, 2010 09:30 PM
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Allyal said...

I know it’s been quite a while since you posted this, but I wasn’t sure if you’d ever found a good pie crust recipe! I use this one:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/pie-crust-recipe/index.html
I actually just made a pie from scratch for the first time a few weeks ago, and I was assured by my mom the crust was the best she’d ever had. :) I used butter-flavored shortening instead of lard, and I baked it for 20 minutes, rather than 10.
But, back to your recipe, I’m getting ready to make it now! Butterscotch is my dad’s favorite, so I’m making it for his birthday. It looks yummy! :)

May 18, 2010 02:04 PM
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sh said...

can i get the recipe for the pie above? thanks

July 2, 2010 10:47 AM
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Shannon said...

I’m late to find this blog but absolutely love it! I’m a bakeaholic! I saw your post on requesting an pie crust recipe and that is my specialty. I used to bake pies for a local tavern and I have always had rave reviews on my crust and it is sooo easy. I use the pic crust recipe for pat-in-the-pain oil pastry in the Betty Crocker cookbook. This recipe uses Crisco oil instead of shortening and it is super easy to use! I wipe the counter down with a damp rag and place a piece of plastic wrap on top so it sticks to the counter then place my dough on top and another piece of plastic wrap on top then roll the dough. It is so easy to place the dough in the pie pan since it adheres to the plastic wrap then you can gently peel the wrap off once you have your crust where you want it. Goodluck!

October 18, 2010 12:02 PM
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Hala said...

Man. You know, I live here in the middle east where the ONLY chips you find at ALL is hershey chocolate chips…….

November 22, 2010 04:29 PM
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Emily said...

Made this pie for Thanksgiving which my Husband and family gobbled it all up!! I have requests to make 4 more for Christmas. Thank you for all the great ideas!

December 12, 2010 08:21 PM
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Melissa Thomas said...

I cannot get the link to work for this recipe. Please, please, please tell me that you have it and that your willing to share it?!
Thanks so much!

January 31, 2011 03:41 PM
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anickH said...

THIS IS MY FAVORITE PIE EVER. TASTES LIKE BEST BUTTERSCOTCH COOKIE IN THE WORLD
1 cup flour
1/2 cup Crisco
1/4 cup ice cold water
Place flour in med size bowl. mix in Crisco till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. and water and mix just until dough comes together. chill in fridge before rolling out,
simple recipes are best. i love this pie crust recipe. never screws me over.

April 14, 2012 04:35 AM
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anickH said...

btw the above recipe i posted is for a basic pie crust, the one i always use

April 14, 2012 04:36 AM
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Merari said...

I love spinach in my qihcue! Also, I most always used Pillsbury crust – they are good and convenient. I still like to make my own crusts sometimes, but all in all, the work isn’t always worth it when the Pillsbury taste good.BTW, we say hankerin’ up here too and I’m a damn Yankee! LOL.

November 13, 2012 10:59 AM
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