The phrase “As American as apple pie” is proof just how much people love pie! All kinds of pie. Cherry pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, chocolate pie, coconut pie, key lime pie, sweet potato pie, chess pie, blackberry pie, peach pie. There is a pie for everyone! And it can be found in American pop culture everywhere. Don Mclean’s “American Pie” released in 1972, the movie American Pie released in 1999, A Prairie Home Companion often thanks Beebopareebop Rhubarb Pie (a fictional sponsor that sells frozen rhubarb pies), famous comedian Soupy Sales became popular in part to his taking a pie to the face for comic relief. There are so many other examples.
Parade magazine featured pies in this week’s edition. They posted some pretty interesting statistics about pie. Including this fact- 1 in 5 Americans have eaten a whole pie all by themselves! A great source for information about pie is Pie Maven. According to the article, your favorite pie flavor is also a commentary on your personality.
Your choices are- apple, pecan, chocolate, or pumpkin…..
Pick which is your favorite……
Now see what it means….
- Apple– You are independent, realistic, and compassionate.
- Pecan– You are thoughtful and analytical.
- Chocolate– You are loving. (My choice!)
- Pumpkin– You are funny and independent.
I wonder what chocolate bourbon pecan pie says about you. Maybe that you are a slightly cooky, loving drunk. That would not described me at all ;)
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
- 1 (9 inch) pie shell
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup butter
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 tbsp bourbon (I used Wild Turkey)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup pecan halves
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Roll out your pie crust and sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the bottom. In a small saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, combine eggs, bourbon, vanilla, and salt. Mix well. Slowly pour sugar mixture into egg mixture, whisking constantly. Stir in pecans. Pour mixture into pie shell. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until set and golden. May be served warm or chilled.