When the pecans are falling from trees in
dry riverbeds all over Texas, there's a general rush to use them every
Sure, chefs have come up with some wacky ways to use pecans in the big
cities, but oftentimes we'd just prefer that somebody's mama
turn out a windowsill full of these pies.
Lovers' Guide to Texas by John
DeMers and Rhonda K. Findley
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup white corn syrup
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 unbaked 8-inch pie shell
oven to 400 degrees F.
Cream butter and sugar together, then add eggs, flour, salt, almond
extract, and syrup.
thoroughly and add pecans.
Pour into pie shell and bake for 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to
350 degrees and bake 40 more minutes.
Lovers' Guide to Texas