Jodie Kelley's Incredible Brandy Pecan Pie

Bear's Anecdote - Jodie was experimenting with Brandy Vanilla (Recipe below), and this pie was one result. My goodness! What a treat!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs slightly
  3. Add Splenda and salt, stirring until dissolved
  4. Stir in corn syrup and melted butter or margarine
  5. Mix well
  6. Pour filling into pie shell
  7. Cover edge of pie shell with aluminum foil to prevent overbrowning
  8. Bake for ~40 minutes until knife inserted off-center comes out clean
  9. Cool on rack

Brandy Vanilla Mix

  1. Get a fifth of reasonably good brandy
  2. Finely chop a bunch of vanilla beans (8 or more, more is better)
  3. Add the beans to the brandy
  4. Tightly stopper the mix
  5. Forget about this for... oh... 4 years or so