Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Microwave Pecan Pie

Just wanted to let you know I've updated my Facebook page in prepping for release of my second cookbook...LOVE AT FIRST BITE.   As a FB fan, you don't have to do anything different, just wanted you to be aware my page is now "The Better Baker Blog & Cookbooks".  New cookbook should be arriving in about 3 weeks.  WOOOHOOO!!  

YES!  It's true!  It's possible to make a perfect! pecan pie in the microwave.

Now I know there are controversies about using a microwave...but we all have to make our own choices, don't we?

And if you are prone to using one, here's a simple recipe you can make in a hurry.

And you don't even have to turn the oven on!  WOWZERS! 
Well, except.... 

You bake the pie crust in the oven first, and in just 8 - 9 minutes, in most microwaves, you have a delicious and tasty pie on your hands...and in your belly soon after.  

A friend gave me this recipe a long time ago and while cleaning out stacks of printed recipes, when I saw this one again, I HAD to try it.

I wasn't at all disappointed either.  A.MA.ZING!!

(This is an OLD recipe...the most common wattage back when it was printed was probably about 700 watts.  My microwave is 1500 watts. I baked my pie for 9 minutes and thought it was near perfect.  But am thinking next time I will cook it 8-1/2 minutes so it will be just a bit 'sticky')

Just watch it bubble and when you can tell it's getting 'drier' test it...remembering it will continue cooking for a little bit after it's removed from microwave.  You can always add more time if you think it's needed.



1 - 9" baked pie crust, room temperature
1/4 c. butter (1/2 stick)
3 eggs
1 c. (dark) corn syrup
(I used half light corn syrup and half agave nectar)
1/3 c. packed light brown sugar
(I used 1 packed Tb. of Splenda Brown Sugar Blend)
1 Tb. all purpose flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/2 c. pecan halves or 1 c. pieces

Place butter in large glass mixing bowl.  Microwave on high 40 - 50 seconds to melt.  Cool just a few minutes; add eggs, quickly whisking to mix well.  Add corn syrup, brown sugar, flour and vanilla.  Stir in pecan halves. Pour filling into pie shell.  Microwave on 50% power for 9 - 12 minutes or until top is dry and puffed.  If center is not completely set, it will firm up as it cools.

Yield: 8 servings 

TIP: BEST IF MIXED BY HAND, so NO mixer needed! 

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