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It was one of those pre-party moments every hostess has encountered.  I needed something I didn’t have, and there was no time to get it.  In this case, it was a pie plate.  I had the filling ready.  I had the pie crust rolled out.  Then as I reached for the cupboard handle I remembered — I had left all my pie plates behind when I moved to Hawaii.

As that bit of shock registered in my brain, so did a memory from the previous day.  I was in our local discount store, Price Busters, and I lifted a Pyrex pie plate from the shelf.  I held it in my hands and contemplated buying it.  “Wow,” I thought.  “Only $3.50.  That’s less than half price.  What a great deal!”  But my next thoughts were, “It’s heavy.  We’re moving.  Everything costs by weight.  It’s glass, it could break.  Even though it might not be such a good price on the other side, I should wait.”

I put the pie plate back on the shelf and walked away thinking, “Besides, it’s not as if I really need it right now.”

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Square Pie

Susie Clark’s Pecan Pie

  • 1 cup Karo Syrup
  • 1 tbs. butter
  • 1 cup pecans, broken in pieces
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • (*pie crust)

Beat eggs well; mix with sugar. Add remaining ingredients, mix throughly and pour into an *unbaked pie crust.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.

I lifted this recipe from, Melissa, The Scholastic Scribe.  She featured it in one of her pre-Thanksgiving posts. This is yummy and my guests loved it!  Thanks, Melissa!



Stay tuned for a big announcement from Quilly at Quintessentially Quilly and Thom at Thom’s Place 4 Well Whatever… on Monday, November 30, 2009.



    1. Mocha — actually, I served the meal before the soda and the square dessert after. Drinking the soda was a condition for getting dessert (or so I claimed).

  1. Oh, and you might try baking soda. And some say spray cold-clean oven cleaner or putting it in the self-clean oven cycle (assuming it’s Pyrex).

    It also amazes me what soaking stuff in vinegar does.

    1. Linda — I tried vinegar & soda (together). That helped some. I was afraid to try the oven cleaner, but maybe I’ll give it a shot. Thanks.

  2. The next time I bake this pie, it’s gonna be in a square Pyrex dish, I swear! I’m so glad y’all enjoyed Susie’s recipe. She was the grandmother of one of my bridesmaids. That’s an heirloom recipe, I tell ya!

  3. I need to try that pie! The recipe looks sinfully delicious, and in your honor, I will bake it in my square pyrex dish.

    (Dear WW, please do not make me count the points!!)

  4. That’s dramatical, no pie plate ? Are you sure that it hasn’t been thrown away ? Did you look in your garbadge ? The recepe sounds good !

  5. Aaaaah, the questions we ask ourselves: Do I need it, is it worth it ….
    Looks lkike you pulled it off anyway, it looks delicious.

  6. Oh boy. HOW many times have I gone home to regret the thing I didn’t get?! Many more than I’ve regretted what I brought home, anyway.

    Still, it sounds like a good call, and a good pie!

  7. Okay…. you & Thom have made me very curious about this big announcement you are both making. I’m going to give it a guess. Have you and Amoeba decided to take Thom with you when you move?? After all, you can’t just leave him behind, give him away to strangers… that would be so stressful for him.


  8. Now that is a lot of fun. I’ll have to mention it to Art that he could try making a square pie next time. Great job, Quilly. It looks delicious!

  9. Oh my gosh, Quilly – it still looks just as pretty in a square dish! I am saving this recipe too. It looks so good. I’ll bet there were no leftovers!

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