You know the holidays have hit when Starbucks changes to its red festive cups featuring floating doves, and music notes. Your coffee and tea stand as simple reminders that, ’tis the season to be jolly.
Boston Babies shares in this sense of merriment. Despite the usual groans heard by New Englanders faced with a fierce winter ahead, the holidays are an exciting time in the city. There is an energy and warmth that can be felt by families and friends, as Boston lights up with anticipation of another snowy season filled with holiday cheer.
The day after Halloween welcomes the winter, and this year is no different with the first “snow storm” of the season. So sit back, sip some apple cider or hot coco and let Boston Babies get you started on the right note with delicious recipes to indulge in and family friendly activities to keep you busy on even the most blustery of days.
See below for a quick and easy pecan pie recipe that could compete with even the most culinary creations.
Prep Time: 5-10 min.
- 2 cups of flour
- 1/2 tsp. of salt (optional)
- 1/2 cup of oil
- 5 tbs. of water
- Mix all of your ingredients in a bowl with a fork.
- Put flour on your counter to help avoid dough sticking; roll out dough to desired thickness and size to fit in a 9″ pie plate
- Dough will be dry and flakey and will be simple to compliment the sweetness of the pie.
- You will have left over dough to make fall festive cut out designs to decorate your pie.
- Suggested pie plate: Williams Sonoma Artisan Pie Dish
- Suggested cut outs: Williams Sonoma Pie Crust Cutters and Seasonal Baking Molds
PECAN PIE (FILLING)
Recipe curtesy of Karo Syrup
Prep Time: 5 min.
Preheat: 350 F oven
Bake: 60-70 min.
- 1 cup of Karo Light Corn Syrup
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 tbs. of butter, melted
*Can substitute with margarine
- 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups of pecans
- Stir the first 5 ingredients thoroughly using a spoon.
- Mix in pecans.
- Pour in to pie crust.
- Grinding your pecans in a manual hand grinder is helpful in producing a tastier pie!
- Pie is done when you tap center surface and it springs back.
- Cool on rack for 1-2 hours.
- Store pie in refrigerator.
- Using the above suggested items (pie dish and cut outs) will be easy and make you look good! The pie plate is made to make pies, and the cut outs are festive and fun.