Thursday, January 16, 2014

Port and Honey Pecan Pie

 Hope everyone has had a nice holiday season. This will be a big "catch-up" blog, since the holidays were pretty busy for us.   First we made a trip to Missouri and Iowa for Thanksgiving.  My sister lives near Hermann, Missouri and besides visits with family we usually make a stop at local wineries.  Here I am highlighting Stone Hill Winery:

We always get a bottle of this treat there among other wines, usually more dry.....Everyone needs a bit of sweet sometimes.  I love to cook with this Port, as well.

Back home and onto Crimbo, my sister gifted this to me.  It was a good surprise, as I didn't know there was a local honey source there. 

 I must explore the source of this quality product more next time I visit.



For our New Year sweety I combined the Port and the honey and I came up with this dessert.

Port and Honey Pecan Pie

1- 9 in. pie shell
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. honey
1/2 c. butter
3 eggs
1 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp. milk
1/4 c. port
1 tsp. vanilla extract, or 1 vanilla pod worth of beans
1-1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 400 deg. (205 deg. c) In a large bowl beat eggs until foamy, stir in melted butter.  Then, stir in sugars and flour.  Add port and incorporate completely, then the milk and vanilla.  Fold in the chopped nuts.  Pour mixture into the pie shell.  Bake for 10 minutes and reduce the oven to 350 deg. F and bake 30 - 40 minutes more.

I also want to point out that my sister has a Bed and Breakfast in the area, check it out:


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