Adventures in Gluten (and Sugar) Freedom from a southern blogger chick!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The three hour, thirty-five minute pie

You all need a laugh before you tie on the GF Feed Bag...

Tonight I got started with our TDay preps, brining the turkey breast, thawing some homemade dressing, baking some jalapeno corn bread, making ambrosia...

I decided after dinner I would go ahead and bake my Randy's requested pecan pie. I dutifully took it out of the oven at 35 minutes and it was still a little wobbly, so at around 7 p.m. I put it back into the 325 (convection) degree oven. I was talking to my sis Janet on the phone, and I mentioned I'd just put it back in and let the residual heat firm it up a little bit more.

But while I had turned off the time, I had promptly forgotten to turn off the oven. And then we all left for Target.

When we got back at around 9:15, the house smelled wonderful, like pralines. The pie. OMG the pie.

Still in the oven. A toasty brown. Like caramel pecans. The GF crust from Whole Foods had shrunk, but it was beautifully browned.

Not burned though. The filling was almost evaporated, but it was NOT burned.

I'm afraid it might be a little crunchy, and I might end up making another one.

But chalk it up - another adventure in baking, courtesy the GF Paula Deen...

Much Love, and Happy Thanksgiving!

**Pecan Pie
Three eggs
1 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 T. melted butter
1 t. vanilla
1 cup pecans
1/4 t. salt

MIX all ingredients and pour into prepared crust. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, then reduce and bake for 35 minutes (not three hours and five minutes)until the middle is set.


Karen said...

I accidently left some potatoes in the oven one time. Did you know that potatoes will explode if you leave them in too long?

Gluten free Kay said...

I tried three gf desserts for this, my first gf Thanksgiving. My chocolate souffles sunk in the middle, so I had to fill the caverns with whipped cream. I thought I made the perfect persimmon pudding. Hours after I took it out of the oven, I found the melted butter I should have added still in the microwave. Carrie's pumpkin custard pie recipe turned out great!

Sadly, I couldn't eat any of them. I'm discovering even MORE food reactions. But my guests were happy!

Gluten Free Steve said...

I think we've all had our share of kitchen mishaps over the years. I once made instant mashed potatoes and misread the liquid amount of 2 1/2 cups for just 1/2 cup. I couldnt figure out why they weren't coming together!

Dana Wax said...

Ha ha! I'm glad the only thing that happened is that the pie shrunk and didn't like, catch fire!

And for the million dollar question, did you eat it? And if you did it turn out?

Julie, the mama said...

Well??? Did you make another?

Carly said...

I'm just glad you didnt burn the house down! The pie sounds delicious. Im going to have to give your recipe a whirl. Give my favorite a hug for me:)