Add Pecans to cooked hot cereals . Pecans are great in pancakes , waffles and muffins mixes .
Stir some pecans into your stir-fry . Roasted pecans are delicious in tuna and chicken salad . Sprinkle pecans on casseroles and vegetable dishes .
Remember that pecans can pack a powerful calorie punch . Make sure you are practicing good portion control .
Creole Pecan Pie :
Make pastry dough or buy ready made pie crusts at the supermarket .
3/4 stick unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
2 cups pecan halves (1/2 pound)
Accompaniment: whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
1 . Preheat oven to 350°F with a baking sheet on middle rack.
2 . Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin into a 12-inch round and fit into a 9-inch pie plate. Trim edge, leaving a 1/2-inch overhang. Fold overhang under and lightly press against rim of pie plate, then crimp decoratively. Lightly prick bottom all over with a fork. Chill until firm, at least 30 minutes (or freeze 10 minutes).
3 . Meanwhile, melt butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar, whisking until smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in corn syrup, vanilla, zest, and salt. Lightly beat eggs in a medium bowl, then whisk in corn syrup mixture.
4 . Put pecans in pie shell and pour corn syrup mixture evenly over them. Bake on hot baking sheet until filling is set, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Cool completely.
Pie can be baked 1 day ahead and chilled. Bring to room temperature before serving .
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