2020 has been quite a year and we deserve extra dessert for making it this far! With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve right around the corner, it’s time to celebrate that we have made it through an incredibly challenging year. So today, we are talking pies! Yes! Pies! Apple, pecan, cherry and more! Where to get them in Addison and a delicious recipe to try at home.
Let’s start at Norma’s Café where their motto is, “Life is short. Eat dessert first.” I have to say, I’m 100% in agreement with that statement. At Norma’s Café, you can get a whole pie or just a slice. Lemon, coconut, chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, Oreo, apple, cherry, and strawberry, it’s all up to you. Visit their website for the full menu.
Ida-Claire will be serving Rye Apple, Chocolate Pecan and Classic Pumpkin Pies throughout this holiday season. A much-needed ray of sunshine! Visit their website to order yours today and bring Ida-Claire’s amazing pies home!
My absolute favorite pie of all time is pecan pie. I’m a sucker for it. if I see it on the menu, you better believe I’m ordering it. For a little twist on this delicious pie, try Pillsbury’s Pecan Pie Cobbler. It’s easy to make and feeds a small army.
Here is what you will need:
- 1 box Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
- 2 1/2 cups light corn syrup
- 2 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 4 ½ teaspoons vanilla
- 6 eggs, slightly beaten
- 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
- Butter-flavored cooking spray
- 2 cups pecan halves
- Vanilla ice cream, if desired
Directions (Per Pillsbury’s website):
Heat oven to 425°F. Grease 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with shortening or cooking spray. Remove 1 pie crust from pouch; unroll on work surface. Roll into a 13×9-inch rectangle. Place crust in the dish; trim edges to fit.
In a large bowl, stir corn syrup, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and eggs with a wire whisk. Stir in chopped pecans. Spoon half of filling into crust-lined dish. Remove second pie crust from pouch; unroll on work surface. Roll into a 13×9-inch rectangle. Place crust over filling; trim edges to fit. Spray crust with butter-flavor cooking spray.
Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until browned. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Carefully spoon remaining filling over baked pastry; arrange pecan halves on top in a decorative fashion. Bake 30 minutes longer or until set. Cool 20 minutes on a cooling rack. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Do you have a favorite or favorite pie place in Addison? Share it with us in the comments section below.