As Thanksgiving is not celebrated that much in Germany, I felt the need to get myself into the HiveTracks team's spirit. Laura, our COO, who used to be a professional baker, shared her favorite recipe of a typical American Honey Pecan Pie with me. Bee aware, beekeepers, and those who want to become them – there is a lot of honey involved! But that's what also makes this pecan pie so special!
1 Cup of your favorite Honey
¼ Teaspoon of Salt
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
1 Tablespoon melted Butter o. Oleo
1 ½ Cups coarsely chopped pecans
10-inch unbaked pie shell
My friend, Katinka, a trained dietitian, shared a proverb with me that her former cooking teacher taught her, which rhymes in German:
„Eins, zwei, drei und vielleicht ein Ei.“
(= "One, two, three and maybe an egg.")
This basically means that for the pie shell, a relatively simple shortcrust, one can add one part sugar, two parts butter, three parts flour, and, if wanted, an egg. We pre-baked the pie crust for about five minutes and then added the filling:
Beat the eggs well.
Then go ahead and add honey, vanilla, salt, melted butter, and some chopped pecans.
Pour into a pie shell and bake for a total of 35–40 Minutes.
When a silver knife is inserted and comes out clean, go ahead and take out the pie.
Cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving!
The pie is delicious, both warm and at room temperature. You might want to top off the pecans with whipped cream, ice cream, and/or a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. Or keep it simple, with a cup of black coffee on the side, just like we did!
We actually ended up having our own little early Thanksgiving party (Berlin Edition), and got into the Holiday Spirit of the ending year!
Have a good week, and happy Thanksgiving! 🦃