Thursday, March 22, 2012

Going Through the Era's // Baking Thursday {1950s}

I didn't have any time this week to try out a new recipe for GTTE Baking Thursday. So I'll just be sharing a recipe I've never made. It can't be too bad of a recipe, because every vintage recipe I've ever tried out my whole family has loved.

Pecan Pie
Makes 1 nine-inch pie

Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes, then at 325 degrees F for 35 to 45 minutes.

3 eggs
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Light Corn Syrup
1 TBSP melted butter
1 tsp Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
2 Cups shelled Pecans

1. Prepare pastry shell (recipe below).
2. Beat eggs slightly in large bowl; add sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, and salt.
3. Beat until mixture is well blended and frothy; stir in pecans.
4. Pour into unbaked pastry shell.
5. Bake pie in hot oven (425 F) 10 minutes; reduce heat to slow (325 F) and bake 35 to 45 minutes longer, or until filling is firm in center.

Pastry Shell
Makes one nine-inch shell

1 Cup sifted flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1/3 Cup shortening
About 3 TBSP cold water

1. Sift flour and salt into medium-size bowl.
2. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is crumby.
3. Sprinkle water over flour-shortening mixture; mix lightly with fork until dough just holds together.
4. Roll out to a 12-inch round on lightly floured pastry cloth or board.
5. Fit into 9-inch pie plate; trim overhanging to 1/2 inch; turn overhang under, folding flush with rim of pie plate: flute edge.

Recipe from: "Family Circle: August 1954"

Link up your cooking/baking '50s post or recipe below.


  1. I love Pecan Pie! I just linked up....

  2. Pecan pie is one of my favorites... so, I share a secret. If you beat the eggs too much, your filling will end up spilling over. So, be sure to not beat them too much, and put a flat sheet underneath just in case (it's a whole lot easier to clean up a flat baking sheet-cookie sheet- than the bottom of your oven!)

  3. I wonder if it would work with walnuts? Pecans aren't exactly easy to find here in the Czech Republic...

    My post is both cooking and clothes. So my next linkup will be the same. Just a warning.

  4. Whoops-- as much as I love pecan pie, I posted my outfit post to this linkup. Sorry about that!


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