Archive for the ‘Pecans’ Category

Pixie Dust is over-rated and available in tremendously limited quantities.  Plus, you have to deal with tween attitude mixed up with Neverland crime in the hood. But, Pecan Dust – now that is a magical dust with heavenly qualities – and in abundant quantities – no surly attitude, no vexing chunks – just the essence of pecans adding dimension to salads, crusts, stuffed pork tenderloin, but, especially, oh so especially, my Normandy Pie!

Just take a little Pecan Dust, like what you see below

Pecan Dust


Chocolate Chips


Delightful! Heavenly! The Normandy Pie!

Normandy Pie by Blue Cotton Memory

1 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
1/2 Cup (1 stick) melted butter
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1-6 oz. pkg, semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Cup pecans, reduced to Pecan Dust consistency
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-9 inch unbaked pie shell

Mix sugar and flour. Add melted butter. Stir.  Then add 2 eggs and vanilla.  Stir.  Add chocolate chips and pecan dust, stirring until evenly distributed.  Bake in a 9-inch pie shell for 1 hour at 350°.

I always like to place pie in the oven just as I sit down to dinner with friends. By the time we finish, so then is the pie.  Top with homemade whipping cream.  If you need to make ahead of time, heating each piece up in the microwave is recommended for full flavor.  However, even served at room temperature, the Normandy Pie will disappear quickly.

Let the Magic of Pecan Dust Dazzle your Culinary Senses!

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