Making a Luscious Turtle Pie

| 1/21/2011 1:41:47 PM

A photo of Allan DouglasMarie and I eat healthy – really we do!  We’re not fanatics about it, but we watch the carbs, sugar, and salt.  We avoid the boxed meals and fix fresh foods.  The usual rote.  But once in a while we reward ourselves with something yummy.  One of my favorite yummy treats is a Turtle Pie.  This is what I ask for in place of a birthday cake.

In essence the Turtle Pie is a pecan pie with enhancements.

Turtle pieFirst, what you will need:

½ cup butter or good margarine
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup dark corn syrup
2/3 cup regular rolled oats
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup chopped pecans
¼ cup cashews
¼ cup chocolate chunks (dark, milk or mixture as you prefer)

Ready made pie crust OR
1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
A rolling pin
Pastry blender

A 9” pie plate
A wire cooling rack
Aluminum foil

Second, What To Do:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

3/28/2011 1:52:44 PM

Looks wonderful. I have always thought chocolate was in turtle pie. Maybe 'cause Sams not homemade it what I have seen before.

Allan Douglas
3/4/2011 11:27:59 AM

Hi Chuck, *good* margarine? (grin) Well, I'd have to agree that it's hard to beat real butter for flavor and cook-ability, but since my wife tries to limit our fat intake we reserve real butter for special things that just don't turn out without it. I think we use the I can't Beleive It's Not Butter brand of margarine. *I* can't tell the difference when she cooks with that. My main objection to using margaine comes from the reports I read occasionally about margarine being one molecule away from being plastic. That just sounds yucky, and I'm not sure we should be eating it... but...

Allan Douglas
3/4/2011 11:22:39 AM

Hi Lori, Yes, a scoop of vanilla ice cream feel right at home there! Thanks for visiting!

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