Priester’s also had a wide variety of fudge! Now, I have a real treat for you all today! A quick and easy fudge recipe! My sweet and dear friend, Julie R. sent this recipe to me yesterday! Her friend, Sadie, gave it to her over the week-end. A recipe is a gift that you should "re-gift", and in my opinion, is just about the best freebie you can give - or receive! It’s third on my list, following only a hug, and the best-of-all-free-gifts - an “I love you or I appreciate you”! So, please be sure to share your recipes, especially with me! :)
If you’re passing through Fort Deposit, AL stop by Priester’s Pecans. You are sure to find something you just can’t do without! If you’re not headed down that way, there’s still hope. Priester’s does a bustling mail order business. Here’s the websites for both the retail stores and mail order operation:
Lemon Pecan Chess Pie
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon plain flour
1 tablespoon self-rising corn meal
4 eggs, lightly beaten
¼ cup milk
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup chopped pecans, dusted with a teaspoon of flour
¼ cup chopped pecans, for sprinkling on top of pie
1 unbaked pie crust
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine sugar, flour, and corn meal in a large bowl. Toss lightly with a fork. Add eggs, milk, lemon juice, and the flour-dusted pecans. Whisk all ingredients until thoroughly blended. Pour into unbaked pie curst; sprinkle with remaining pecans.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. I watch for my chess pies to just begin to “crack open” on top. That’s when I remove them from the oven. Tent with foil, if pie becomes too brown before getting done.
Two of us like really brown pie crust, and two of us prefer it less brown. The backside of the pie will usually be a bit browner than the front. This works out great for us!
Sadie’s Easy Fudge
Per Julie’s recommendation, I made this using the Heath Toffee Bits. As a garnish, I also sprinkled a few toffee bits on top of the fudge immediately after pouring it into the pan. The kids and I each ate a piece, I saved a couple of pieces for tonight’s dessert, and I sent the rest with Logan to some friends. It was a great way to minister through our kitchen, and honestly, it was too dangerous for us to have around!!
Melt 1 stick butter in med. sauce pan on low heat.
4 Tbsp. buttermilk,
4 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder,
1 tsp. vanilla
1 box of powdered sugar
Add one cup of nuts or 1/2 bag of Heath Toffee Chip.
As a garnish, sprinkle top with a bit of the Toffee chips or chopped nuts.
Stir, and pour into an 8x8 wax paper lined pan. (I lined my pan with foil, and sprayed it with cooking spray. Either way works great! Just use what you have on hand.)
Sprinkle with garnish. Refrigerate.
Many Blessings and Happy Cookin' ~ Connie