That’s my Southern speak for ya. I wonder if there will come a day when I don’t think twice about saying “y’all” versus “you guys.” I grew up in Ohio addressing a group of people using, “you guys” but living in the South for more than five years now has changed things. It seems natural to say “y’all” when I’m down here in Charleston (which is obviously the majority of the time).
Then I go back to my hometown. If “y’all” slips out of my mouth, I suddenly feel self conscious. I will even try to catch myself and say “you guys” instead if I can help it.
Funny how that happens. My siblings seem to think I’m just trying to be cute or something when I say “y’all.”
What’s not funny is this pie. I followed a recipe in Southern Living and let me tell you, Southerners sure know how to make a pecan pie.
As if I didn’t know this already…
The name itself made it hard to resist. “Utterly Deadly Pecan Pie.” Um, yes. I think so. It really was almost the death of me on Thanksgiving. I think I ate half of it by myself throughout one single day.
While I made this pie for Thanksgiving, I think it would be equally enjoyable at Christmas time. So, y’all go make this pie!! Bring it home for Christmas, your family will love you. Or just save it all for yourself. Either way, I won’t judge.
Utterly Deadly Pecan Pie
(Recipe from Southern Living)
Makes about 8 servings
1/2 package refrigerated piecrusts
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Fit piecrust into a 9-10 inch pie pan (Southern Living calls for a cast-iron skillet, which I don’t have.) Sprinkle piecrust with powdered sugar and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs until foamy. Whisk in brown sugar and the next six ingredients. Pour mixture into piecrust and top with pecan halves.
3. Bake for 30 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees. Bake 30 more minutes. Turn oven off and let pie sit in oven for up to three hours.
4. Remove from oven, slice and serve!