Posts tagged pecan pie
Posts tagged pecan pie
Hi folks! Inaugural blog post here. Definitely feeling the pressure to make it super good for all zero of my followers. So, imaginary audience, I present you with pecan pie trifle shots. A zillion callories of gooey, buttery goodness.
That would be a pecan pie filling layered with a pecan/crust crumble and topped with some homemade maple whipped cream. I don’t think you’re supposed to enjoy piping this much. Oh and check the super cute mini spoons that I spent forever looking for (lesson learned, check Ikea first for everything).
I’m always drooling over Bakers Royale’s mini trifles and decided to do a trifle twist on the classic pecan pie for Thanksgiving this year.
Now, I don’t normally cook with sugar—I think of it as powdered death. I try not to even keep it in the house, but my sister always sneaks it in somehow. When I do make sweets, I try to use natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or stevia. But when pecan pie ended up on my Thanksgiving menu, I didn’t even consider using any of those. I love pecan pie and didn’t want to see it scaled down—despite my conscience begging me to. I probably should have tried to healthify it (yeah, it’s a word), but I figured if it’s ever okay to ingest copious amounts of unadulterated corn syrup and sugar, it’s during the holidays and it’s for pecan pie.
(ignore the signature change, working through a bit of an identity crisis here)
Pecan Pie Trifle Shots
Makes 12 regular sized shot glasses full.
Filling (adapted from AllRecipes.com—and oh, whose photo would that be?)
*I use caps lock sparingly, that’s how important getting roasted pecans is. Super, caps-lock-worthy important. Roasted pecans > normal pecans by a factor of infinity. Either roast your own or try to find some (picked mine up from the international market for roughly the same price as unroasted). You will not regret it—unless something horrible happens in the roasting process…
Pecan/Crust Crumble (This is my basic crust scaled down, but feel free to use your own go-to recipe)
Maple Whipped Cream
*Next time I make this (and there will be a next time) I think I’ll try to pipe a layer of the cream in the middle somewhere to lighten the texture. Hope you enjoy!
As you can tell, I’m super new to blogging so feedback is definitely appreciated. Thanks!