Friday, November 21, 2008

Pie and Cheesecake

Pecan Pie

3 eggs well beaten
1 cup Karo (light or dark)
½ OR 1 cup sugar (I used 1 cup)
2 TB melted butter
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
1 OR 1 ½ cups pecan halves (I used a little over 1 cup)
1 tsp vanilla

Mix together
Pour into 9 inch unbaked pie shell.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes

Pie Crust

1 cup fat (lard, shortening, butter…you choose)
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
½ cup ice water (more or less)

combine salt, flour and fat into a large bowl.
Cut fat into flour until mixture resembles a course meal.
Add water to pull flour mixture into a wet dough mass.
Place dough in refrigerator until ready to use.
(To make an empty crust bake 400˚ for 15 mins)

Cheese Cake
(from Aug 08 recipe club)

8oz cream cheese
1 can condensed milk
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla

Mix and pour into cracker or Oreo crust.
Chill 1 hr.
Make another one before kids get home.

--Sharon Pearson

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