Pecan Pie – Bake for the Cure

Well here we are, the LAST and FINAL blog post allowed for entry into the Susan G KomenBake 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!Bake For The Cure Logo2 Pecan Pie   Bake for the Cure

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:

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Now, if that ain’t easy, I don’t know what is!

PECAN PIE (with a slight recipe modification)

First is PREP.

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Next, bake the pie crust according to the instructions on the pre-made pie crust package. [Nope, not from scratch. So sad, too bad.]

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Let the pie crust cool and toast the pecans.

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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.

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WAIT… I think I forgot a step or two…

OH YEA! Whisk all ingredients in the bowl together until well blended.

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Then stir in the pecans and pour into cooled pie crust.

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Bake at 350 for 38-40 minutes or until filling has set around the edges and is slightly jiggly in the middle.

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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…


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35 Responses to Pecan Pie – Bake for the Cure

  1. Mike Beam says:

    Looks pretty delicioso.

  2. Sarah says:

    You had me at Jack Daniels. :-) <3

  3. Rebecca Price says:

    Perfect way to end- John’s favorite!!!

  4. dennis dotson says:

    Heels and Pecan Pie………Genius!

  5. Steve says:

    To heck with the pecan pie……

  6. Nicole Marie Lowe says:

    I’m in love with those shoes. Never though pecan pie was that simple! You make it look like a piece of cake…I mean pie. Good luck!

  7. Angela says:

    Looks wonderful! I love the added ingredient!

  8. Angie says:

    Love to make those easy recipes! Especially the kind I can bake and the rest of the family will eat but I won’t…..the joy of baking without the added calories! Looks like a keeper since you made it look so easy in the heels!

  9. Roxycafe says:

    I don’t know which looks better, the pie or the shoes! teehee
    You will win brownie points with this one! (or should I say Pie Points)

  10. Frank says:

    Looks great Ashley.

  11. Janet says:

    Looks great! I could eat the whole thing!

  12. meg says:

    Looks fabulous, I will have to try your recipe one day.

  13. Meredith says:

    Hehe, I’m with you on the least favorite thing to eat, but I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that you added Jack to your pie! I should suggest this to my nana when she bakes it every single Thanksgiving and Christmas (and to this day, I have NEVER tried pecan pie. I hate nuts just like you!).

    Congrats on being a finalist in the Susan G. Komen Bake for the Cure… you deserve to win–you bake with so much heart! And what’s in front of your heart? Your breasts!

  14. Patrick says:

    If I weren’t allergic to nuts, I’d eat this! Looks awesome, Ashley!

  15. Mark says:

    Why yes I do accept deliveries.

  16. Sheila B says:

    The JD is what caught my eye, but I am a sucker for pecans!

  17. Now i am ready for Christmad dinner!!! Sounds delicious and I like the added ingredient!!!

  18. alan says:

    way to finish off the contest, and with such style.

  19. Nicole says:

    Looks good!!!yum

  20. Megan Vannoy says:

    You know I never liked pecan pie growing up either. However, now that I’m getting older and my metabolism is slowing, there are so many sweets that I now love, including this one! Thanks nature… haha Looks yummy! Are we not expecting samples of all of these to try? Yes, we are. Let me know if you need my mailing address. :) Good luck!

  21. Mark says:

    I want two!!!! Can you deliver them in those heels?!?!

  22. Melissa says:

    Looks yummy! Just in time for Thanksgiving too!

  23. Baby says:

    It took me forever to figure out how to comment. I had to call in extra help. Buttt, yum youre such a good baker! Give me lessons.

  24. Becky says:

    looks fabulous lil’ miss ashley! GOOD LUCK WITH THE CONTEST!

  25. Miss Carly says:

    not a huge fan of pecan pie, or any pies for that matter but that looks delicious! Maybe I’ll have to give pecan pies a 2nd chance!

  26. Keri Allen says:

    I loves nuts and this looks and sounds great. thanks Ashely, can’t wait to try this with Jack Daniels.

  27. lauren says:

    I could never get into pecan pie. Love the heels though!

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  29. missie says:

    Pecan Pie!? And i thought you had already hit on all my favorites! yummi!

  30. Keith W. says:

    Only the Pint-Sized Baker could make Pecan Pie like that. With Jack Daniels. While wearing cute heels.

  31. David says:

    forget the pie- I’ll take the shoes!

  32. DEL says:

    Jack Daniels? Count me in!

  33. Stephanie T says:

    Although I don’t like pecans/pecan pies either, this surely LOOKS delish! Nicely done! :)

  34. Anonymous says:

    So who won?

    That site is lame. I have searched it and found no announcement on who won. I did put in a couple of plugs for you though.

  35. Susan says:

    I love your site. I love your enthusiasm. Not loving the plug for Susan Komen though. yep breast cancer sucks and needs to be cured! But, Susan Komen donates money to Planned Parenthood! The hard-earned money people give Komen for breast cancer research is given to a group that doesn’t do mammograms or engage in any research whatsoever. They only REFER for mammograms. Why not give the money straight to groups that actually DO mammograms and skip the middleman? Especially since there is so much evidence, notwithstanding the political correctness that wants to ignore the truth, that abortions, especially of a first pregnancy, actually cause breast cancer. Donate to the National Breast Cancer Federation instead. Not the National Breast Cancer RESEARCH Federation! That’s the dummy group Planned Parenthood started to confuse people into THINKING they were donating to the ethical, non-abortion related group.

    I’m thinking this probably won’t be published, but it makes me feel better to know that I got at least one person to read the truth – you. God bless you.

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