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A Kentucky Friendsgiving

In this blog post, I am going to share my pecan pie recipe and share where you can find more tasty recipes in collaboration with fellow Kentucky bloggers/creators to give you all the best dessert recipes you could ask for! I do encourage everyone to check out each of the creators listed as I will have their websites and Instagrams linked + their full recipes will be on their Instagram! I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Old-New Fashioned Pecan Pie

Ingredients Needed:

  • Maple Syrup
  • Sea Salt
  • Packed Light-Brown Sugar
  • White Granulated Sugar
  • Three Large Eggs
  • Chopped Pecans
  • Pecan Halves
  • Real Vanilla Extract
  • Pie Crust
  • Unsalted Butter
  • All-Purpose Flour

What To Do:

Have your pie crust rolled out and ready in the desired pie pan, I like to use glass pie pans for looks really. Then lather the crust with melted butter, all over. Remember to preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Now, sit to the side! Next, in a small saucepan, you will melt 3/4 stick of unsalted butter on medium heat. Once melted, add 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, and 1/2 cup of white granulated sugar and mix. Then add three-quarters of maple syrup, I prefer Michele’s Gourmet Butter Pecan Syrup as it is so rich in flavor and makes the pie tastier than corn syrup. Now you will pour this mixture into a mixing bowl and set it aside to cool. Next, you will beat three large eggs in a small bowl for approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds. Once time is up, sit the bowl of eggs down and go back to the mixing bowl and add a few pinches of salt, I prefer sea salt, and two tablespoons of the flour, mix. Then add 9 drops of real vanilla extract into the bowl along with 1/2 cup of chopped pecans, and 1 cup of pecan halves as well as the beaten eggs, and mix once more. Once all is mixed, it is then ready to pour into a pie pan on top of the buttery crust. Place in the oven, and let it cook for 45-51 minutes. Serve with whip cream, ice cream, or alone!

Other Amazing Recipes By Kentucky Creatives/Bloggers:

Brittany Fiero – Chocolate Bark w/ Toppings

You can view this recipe by visiting her Instagram, @her_mise_en_place, and remember to check out her Website, click here!

Candy Wafford – Salty Honey Pie

You can view this recipe by visiting her Instagram, @whereivebeentravel, and don’t forget to check out her website by clicking here!

Whitney – 7 Layer Bars

You can view this recipe by visiting her blog post, 7 Layer Bars (Click Here), and check her out on Instagram @fabulousinfayette as well as her website by clicking here!

Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

We’re in the last month of Summer and it is also Peach Season!!! So I decided to give y’all my recipe for peach cobbler! This year was the first year I ever made peach cobbler but I did dang good for my first time! I also added quite a bit of ingredients nobody was telling me to add, but the choice of adding extra things made it delicious!

I used some peaches we picked at Eckert’s Orchard in Versailles Ky; right now it is their peach season and they do offer pick-your-own! It was so fun picking peaches with my mom, definitely something I suggest everyone do at some point! Eckert’s has fun for the whole family too! Below you can find the peach cobbler recipe.

Ingredients and Measurements:

  • 1 1/2 cup of self-rising flour
  • 8 tablespoons of butter (1 full stick)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 cups of sugar (divided)
  • 5 peaches (make sure they are ripened well)
  • 1 1/2 cup of milk
  • ground cinnamon (this will be sprinkled)
  • 3 drops of vanilla extract
  • dash of salt
  • cornstarch (only if needed)

Steps to Create the Cobbler:

  1. Boil peaches for 1 minute, then place in an ice bath. This will make your peaches very easy to peel, and somehow also makes them sweeter! Then slice and peel the peaches.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Take the peach slices and pour 1 cup of sugar into a pot. Mix sugar and peaches. cook for 10 minutes as you’re getting rest of the recipe together. Stir occasionally.
  4. Combine flour with 1 cup of sugar and a small pinch of salt, then mix. After mixing add 1 1/2 cup of milk. Keep stirring till batter is moist. If you feel it may be too runny, add a little bit of cornstarch maybe 1/3 cup, you’re the judge! Mix again if you added cornstarch.
  5. Add 3 drops of vanilla extract if desired into batter and mix.
  6. Melt 1 stick/8 tablespoons of butter and then pour into the oven-safe baking pan.
  7. Pour batter into the pan, then place your peaches in on top.
  8. Sprinkle some cinnamon all around on top of the batter and peaches.
  9. Bake in oven for 45-51 minutes. Use a toothpick to see if it is no longer doughy.
  10. Serve alone or with vanilla ice-cream!

More About Our Morning Trip to Eckert’s Orchard

Growing up, I have always visited Eckert’s Orchard. There is something about going in the summertime that makes it even more special. Most people only go to orchards in the fall since they have fall festivities and pumpkins. But going during peach and blackberry season is different and a great experience. I am just glad I had the day with my mom! At Eckert’s, you can pick your own peaches and blackberries during their season with a field pass! Their field passes (for the year 2021) are just $3 for each adult (without considering tax)! However, they also have the sunflower fields open so you can actually get a pass for all three! Sunflower field, pick-your-own blackberries, and peaches; this 3 in 1 pass is $11 per adult. The sunflower fields were so pretty! Below is a gallery of some of the photos we took while at Eckert’s!

Here’s a link to my 2019 blog on Eckert’s Orchard: Click here!

Final Thoughts

Thank you so much for reading! I hope this recipe works out for you and you enjoy it! For more southern recipes, consider following my blog! Have a great day and don’t forget to tag me in your stories or posts on Instagram if you used this recipe! I will share your post to my stories!