Marie Butler’s Pecan Pie

 amaryliss, redo rooms, natalie's jacket 023I absolutely love pecan pie. I met Marie Butler the first month I moved to Morrilton, 39 years ago. She was working at the fabric shop. We went to church together and her daughter, Kay and her husband,  have been friends for years.  Now since Mama has moved here, Kay is a friend of hers and they go to church together. Now, Kay’s daughter Debbie, whom I have known since she was little, well, we eat out on Wednesday nights. Now Debbie’s husband is a lawyer and he’s helped me get some stuff done. Yes, small town. Love it. Anyway,  got a Pie 2bunch of pecans for Christmas and wanted to make a pie. I got down the old Devil Dog Cookbook and looked up pecan pie. There it was. Glowing like rays of sunlight from a newly discovered book of the BIble in an old black and white movie. Well, it had to be good. It was Marie Butler’s recipe. The neat thing about this recipe was it only has 6 ingredients and a pie shell: Karo, sugar, flour, vanilla, eggs, and pecans. Now how simple was that? Well, I had everything, so I went for it.  I called Kay and asked her was 6 ingredients all it called for? I thought it needed something else. Kay said she puts in a half of a stick of butter.pie 1 Got it made and put it in the pie shell and had about another 1/4 still left.  Grabbed another shell and a hand full of pecans and threw another pie together. Results: the thin pie disappeared yesterday. The big pie went to the Friday night eaters. They said it was good.  I know it was. Well, really it was fantastic. Thanks, Marie.

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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