Well here we are, the LAST and FINAL blog post allowed for entry into the Susan G Komen – Bake for the Cure baking blog contest. It officially ends THIS Sunday at midnight CST. Please comment at the end of this blog! Not only are you helping out the Pint-Size Baker but you’re also helping increase Breast Cancer Awareness!
I’m sure most people are “aware” of breast cancer and some might even be sick of hearing about it, but you know what I have to say to that???
The more people get sick of hearing about Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness initiatives, the more it will stick in their heads about getting checked and doing at-home self-checking. Breast cancer percentages each year are decreasing but we still have a long way to go to reduce the number of lives lost, both male and female.
For the last and final blog post, I decided to make one of my LEAST favorite baked goods TO EAT, but it has become my MOST favorite thing to bake! This could possibly be the easiest baked good I’ve made thus far… so easy in fact, I even made it while wearing high heels:
Now, if that ain’t easy, I don’t know what is!
PECAN PIE (with a slight recipe modification)
First is PREP.
Next, bake the pie crust according to the instructions on the pre-made pie crust package. [Nope, not from scratch. So sad, too bad.]
Let the pie crust cool and toast the pecans.
While the pie crust is still cooling, combine the KARO dark corn syrup, eggs, melted butter (Slightly cooled. We don’t want to have scrambled eggs in our Pecan Pie), vanilla extract, butter (I used 1/4 cup instead of 3 tbsp), dark brown sugar, pinch of salt, AND…
Last but certainly NOT least…
1 tbsp of JACK DANIELS! (not enough to tell what it is but enough for a slight kick)
Then pour the bowl into the pie crust and bake.
WAIT… I think I forgot a step or two…
OH YEA! Whisk all ingredients in the bowl together until well blended.
Then stir in the pecans and pour into cooled pie crust.
Bake at 350 for 38-40 minutes or until filling has set around the edges and is slightly jiggly in the middle.
Cool on the counter over night.
Then serve to your boyfriend’s wonderful family at their Auburn football tailgate the next afternoon!
Ok, you can skip that step… but DO share with those you love just like you’re going to share with those you love about breast cancer and how important it is to do self-checks regularly.
One more thing before I go…
DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT POR FAVOR!