Aunt Diana’s Pecan Pie

Diana Dunnington 11/2005

Preheat oven and bake at 300 F, 60 Minutes Place pie on center rack in oven

Combine:

  • 1 C dark brown C & H sugar (Don’t substitute sugar brands on this one. All other brands are white sugar with caramel added and change the flavor and consistency of the product)
  • 1C White corn syrup (Karo)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp real vanilla

Beat:

  • 3 whole eggs until very-very frothy

Stir: all above together. (set aside ½ cup of mixture as reserve)

Add: 1 ½ C pecans and stir (I use pecan pieces and don’t chop them up.)

Pour filling into a 9” raw single pie shell (You can purchase the shell in the frozen section of most grocery stores, or use a cook book for instructions)

Bake 60 min. Watch to make sure the top does not get to brown. I like to dress the top with a few ½ pecans to make it look extra special.

Cool, then refrigerate. Be sure to refrigerate left overs.

**I reserve a 1/2C of the egg mixture before adding the nuts and filling the pie shell. If I find I have room for any of the reserve mixture I add it before cooking. If there isn’t room, I dump it.

 

Apple Streudel

350* in a 13x9x2 pan for 45-50 minutes

  • Pour bready mix into pan, then spoon apple mix over it. It’ll displace the bread mix, not make layers.
    • Make apple mix: melt in large sauce pan on medium heat for 15 minutes or until thick
      • 1/2 cup butter
      • 8 cups apples (about a 5 pound bag)
      • 1 1/4 cups sugar
      • 1/4 cup bisquick
      • 1 tsp cinnamon
      • 2 tsp nutmeg
      • 1 tbsp lemon
    • Make bready mix: blend in bowl and pour evenly into pan
      • 2 tsp vanilla
      • 3 1/3 cups bisquick
      • 1 14 cups sugar
      • 2 cups milk
  • Make sprinkle mix: easiest to pour in shot glass, cover with hand, and shake. Then sprinkle over filled pan
    • 2 tbsp sugar
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

 

Banana Bread

350* until toothpick is clean (about 30-40 minutes)

  • Mix together
    • Mix together in one bowl
      • 3 1/2 cups flour
      • 1 tsp baking soda
      • 3 tsp baking powder
      • 1 1/2 tsp salt
      • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • Mix together in separate bowl
      • 2 eggs
      • 2 cups bananas (about 4-6 bananas)
      • 1 cup milk

This makes a good banana bread. You can add walnuts if you have them. If the mix is too thin in the pan it’ll cook faster and get harder, so be careful.