Thursday, July 19, 2007

Today in pie: JT's granny's pecan pie

Mmmm...tastes like media promotion.

Justin Timberlake
has opened a restaurant in NYC called Southern Hospitality, and done so in honor of his Granny Sadie, who apparently bakes a mean pecan pie. That's right: no frozen "dick-in-a-box" pie for JT and his Memphis grandmama. Now, Timberlake is feeling Justified in revealing the recipe, except I have a tough time believing Granny Sadie ever uses store-bought crust:

3 eggs, beaten
¾ cup of sugar
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1½ tablespoons of flour
3 tablespoons of butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup of corn syrup (either light or dark)
1 cup of coarsely chopped pecans
1 pie shell, baked and cooled (use your own recipe, or store-bought)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt, eggs and butter. Whisk ingredients until mixture becomes light in color. Add corn syrup, vanilla and chopped pecans. Stir with a rubber spatula until combined. Pour into a baked and cooled pie crust and bake in oven for 30 minutes. Pie is done when completely puffed across the top and the pecans have formed a nice, crispy crust.

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