Thursday, November 28, 2013

Jane's Pecan Pie

1 piecrust 9”
1-cup caro syrup light
1-cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1-cup (plus) pecans chopped

Pre-heat the oven to 300-degrees.

Whip eggs and sugar together till frothy then add caro syrup.

Crush pecans.  Pour pecans into bottom of pie then add mixture.  Nuts will rise to top.

Bake for 1 hr (test for center setting like jello)
Set pie aside to cool and serve. 

Option: serve with homemade whipped cream.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Cranberry Christmas Cake

3 eggs
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
12 oz fresh cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

With a mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar until slightly thickened and light in color, about 5-7 minutes. The mixture should almost double in size. (The eggs work as your leavening agent in this recipe, so do not skip this step.) The mixture should form a ribbon when you lift the beaters out of the bowl. Add the butter and vanilla; mix two more minutes. Stir in the flour until just combined. Add the cranberries and stir to mix throughout.

Spread in a buttered 9x13 pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until very lightly browned and a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean.  Let cool completely before cutting.