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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Family Favorite

What's It Wednesday #52
You know that it's the holidays by the smell of vanilla and spice in the air. Christmas cakes, cookies, and pies are the order of the day. So whether it's treats for a cookie exchange, office party, or a family feast, we are all pulling out our recipe books and rolling pins.


In our home a favorite for many years has been Mystery Pecan Pie. I was a young bride and new mother when I found this recipe at Aunt Baby's house in a Pillsbury Bake-Off cookbook. She gave me the book and I tried many of the recipes, but the one that became a staple and family tradition is this yummy pie.


I have deep southern roots so anything with a pecan in it gets my attention. This pie takes the traditional pecan pie and kicks it up a notch with a layer of cheese cake baked right in. It's also pretty amazing to watch as the layers rearrange themselves as they rise. I always use the Mrs. Smith's deep dish crust as the base. The cheese cake filling covers the bottom, pecans (lots!), and the Karo syrup filling is poured on the top. But as you see, the syrup layer ends up on the bottom, the cream cheese is in the middle, and the pecans rise to the top. It is delicious alone or with a dollop of whipped cream or scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream on top. Heavenly!


Any good southern meal is topped off with dessert, and this is one that I always get requests for. Even my friend Maria who doesn't eat nuts loves this pie. It drives her son crazy because she picks out the pecans!! (But don't worry, I just have double on my piece, hee, hee!!)

Hoping your holidays are happy, healthy, and oh so sweet!
Big Hugs,

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Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Oh, this brings back memories! My mom made pecan pies for us and everyone else in town who requested them. She was the dessert queen! Thanks so much for hosting this great party each week!

Unknown said...

The pie looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Antiques And Teacups said...

LOVE pecans, and pecan pie especially. I never had had it until I went to university and had it in the dorm cafeteria at age 18. Love at first bite! My parents were British, and never would have thought of it! Thanks for hosting as usual!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Yummy looking pie!! Thanks for hosting :) ~Pernilla

Heirloom treasures said...

mMm I'd love to make this PLEASE PLEASE could you post the recipe

Heirloom treasures said...

Sorry me again,just found the link daaaaah. x

Meg said...

The pie looks delicious...thanks for featuring my post xx

Anonymous said...

The pie does look good. I have bookmarked the recipe. I think it will appear on our menu at some point this Christmas. Thank you for sharing.

farmhouse-story said...

thanks for the yummy looking recipe link, patti:) i LOVE pecans! you are so sweet to share my pic, too! have a great week!

Julie Marie said...

That looked sooo yummy Patti... I took TWO pieces... hope you don't mind... xoxo Julie Marie

chateau chic said...

Thanks for visiting and the reminder to link up. You always do such a lovely job and I appreciate you hosting the party each week.
Mary Alice

must love junk said...

Mmm, that pie is making my mouth water! Thanks for hosting :)

Barbara F. said...

My oh my what a scrumptious pie! Would love to try that recipe some time. xo

Sonny G said...

Hi Pattie.
first let me say I am THRILLED to have been featured .. what a wonderful way to start my day.. wooohoooo thank you.

those pies look delish.. the friend pies on the front cover of the book look like ones my Nana made. She could take a few simple ingredients and turn them into the most amazing dessert.

thanks again..
Merry and Bright to You and Yours

Laura P (spopod) said...

I think of pecan pie and any thing make with coconut as being wonderful southern desserts. Yours looks so yummy. Thanks s much for hosting again this week, Laura

Jeannie and Linda said...

Thank you for hosting the party this week! Great feature picks as usual. Have a wonderful day!

Linda and Jeannie @ The French Hen’s Nest

Anne said...

Patti that pecan pie looks delicious!I would like a piece now please :-)
Thank you so much for featuring my French Charm bedroom!And thank you for hosting too!


Oh look at all the yummy stuff! I just made pecan pies for selling at a cancer help festival. Lovely features too sweet ladies. Thank you for hosting yet, another great party, so happy to be here! Hope your enjoying the holiday season.

Palomasea said...

Oh my goodness, dear Patti, I am drooling!!!!
That looks amazing! I love pecan pie...and with cheesecake?
Have a piece for me!
Much love,
- Irina

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so very much for hosting and for stopping by!


Always Nesting said...

This is my first time here and I thank you for hosting. Love a good party and yes I'd like seconds on that pie :)

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I'll be right over! LOVE pecan pie!!
Also...did you know that your blog is really slow to load? I actually thought that you didn't have anything going when I stopped by sometime ago. But I saw a link somewhere else today and thought I'd check again. It was again the framework for the blog but no content....and then I got called away....and when I came back the content was there. I'm so glad to know that you are still active in blogland. But...there may be others like me who thought you had stopped.

Unknown said...

I just love the white on white this time of year! I wish I could pull everything apart and start over! I'm going to shoot for that next year!

Beautiful features! Thanks for hosting!
Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

Revi said...

Hello Ladies! Thanks for the feature - it's an honor to be in such good company! And I'm SO going to make that luscious looking pie. It's right up my alley...

Rhonda said...

How you tempt us with these pictures of Christmas beauty and pecan pie - my favorite!!!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Patti and Paula,
Pecan pie is one of my favourites, although pecan nuts are here really expensive. But the taste is wonderful. Thank you for sharing this delicious cake, it made my mouth watering.
Best greetings, Johanna

Teresa said...

Hello Dear Hearts!
You have an Aunt Baby? How sweet is that?
Always thought that by keeping those names allow us and future generations to envision - and belong - to the circle of love and tenderness that forms A Family...

Pie looks amazing. Contrary to Maria I'm hopeless with nuts - any nuts ahahah. We don't easily find pecan here... I wonder if I could use other kind?!
Enjoy it, its swetness and the blessings of memory.

Susan Freeman said...

My husband will think he died and went to heaven when I make this pie! His two very most favorite pies in one. Thank you Patti! I am forever in your debt!!! Thanks for hosting too.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

The Liberty Belle said...

Oh my... that pie...Mmmm

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

love pecan pie...with whipped cream of course

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Yumm! I love homemade pecan pie and whipped cream.
You are teasing me with your lovely photos. Happy holidays...

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love pecan pie! Yours looks fabulous!

LV said...

Wish I lived nearby and get your left overs. You cook like my mother used to. Just the best.

Doni said...

Oh yea, I bet it's a family fave! I know I gained then pounds just LOOKING at that!! Talk about yummy!! I hope y'all have a lovely holiday with lots of love!
Thanks so much for joining my party.

Palomasea said...

Enjoy this beautiful season, dear friends...
Blessings and love,
- Irina

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh yum! That looks heavenly, can't wait to try the recipe.

Merry Christmas!

Diann said...

Oh Miss Patti! I know it is rather rude of me to show up at your blog with drool on my face but, as soon as I saw this picture at my party, I started salivating! LOL Pecan pie is my all time favorite pie and then to bump it up with a layer of cheesescake....OMG! I will definitely be tryig this! Thank you for sharing at TTF and for making me gain a couple of pounds just looking at this picture! LOL I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thanks for hosting. You have pictures of the most wonderful pecan pie. Have a great week.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

OH MY GOSH, that pie looks absolutely delicious! I love pecan pie! Mmmm, now I want some! Thanks Patti! Gina

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

The pie looks so amazing and yummy!!!


Salmagundi said...

I'm a pecan pie lover, so I'm sure I'll like this one - I'm going to give it a try! Hey, I live in southern Colorado, does that count? Sally

Richard Cottrell said...

Oh to be there and have a piece of pie. Have a White Christmas. Richard from My Old Historic House Blog

June said...

Oh my my my that pie looks soooo yum!
Can you believe I had never tasted pecan pie until two years ago. I had it in my head that I wouldn't like it so I never tried it. But WOW after one taste I was hooked. The one that you make looks WAY good!
It was so good to read your sweet comment! I always smile when I see your icon come up in my list!
hugs from me...

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thank you for hosting and for featuring the Chicken Bombs. Wishing you a pretty weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Karen said...

Oh my goodness my mouth is watering!there cant be anything better than this!

vicki archer said...

Love that pie! Very tempting...
Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the holidays... xv

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Good morning!!! I am not a fan of pecan pie but this one sounds wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing this and for hosting your fun party each week. I am SO behind on the computer!!! Have a merry and blessed Christmas!!!! XO, Pinky

Anonymous said...

Hi Patti! Oh, I love pecan pie but have never been able to make one that turned out well. But my mother can still make a good one and she's 89! Love your features and I thank you so much for popping in to see me. I wish you a wonderful Christmas.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

SImple and Serene Living said...

Nothing better than good southern pecan pie. Thanks for the invitation.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh that Pecan Pie looks amazing. It also is one of my favs!

Everything looks so beautiful.Thanks for the visit~Blessings Kim

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Oh my goodness! I think I've gained five pounds just looking at this delicious pie. Yum!!

Palomasea said...

Thank you, darling Patti, for your lovely message...
And a blessed Christmas to you!
- Irina

Karena said...

Paula that pie would be requested at Every family gathering! Yum!

Love and Hugs
Art by Karena
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French-Kissed said...

Hi Patti,

My family is also from the south and pecan pie is a family favorite...don't think it's ever been missing from our holiday table. Your version with the cheese cake center looks amazing. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!


Jeannie and Linda said...

I love it when I click on a photo at a party and find out one of my friends posted it! I visited you via A Diamond in the Stuff! I just love your blog and attended your party too!

I am southern too and doubted that you could improve on a pecan pie but you've done it! This will be om my Christmas table this year. Thank you for sharing your family tradition. Merry Christmas!

Love, Linda at The French Hens Nest

Unknown said...

Now that is a pie that I must try!I think my mom has that little cookbook too. Thanks for sharing it!
~KIM @ Sand & Sisal


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