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Pecan Pie

It was Father's Day on Sunday and my brother-in-law is a bit of a grill/smoker aficionado. He and his partner have a passion for cooking and they dedicated a whole day to making a smoked feast for my father-in-law on his special day.

Following recipes on Franklin Barbecue: A Smoking Manifesto, they made pulled pork, beef short ribs and brisket. All smoked to perfection (needless to say I was in a food coma by 1pm). To tie in with their Texan-style barbecue, I thought I'd do some dessert. And what would a good ol' southern style bbq be without a pecan pie?

I did a bit of online research and I came across this recipe for a wonderful sour cream pastry for the base (it was so crumbly and delicious!) and I used it with a Martha Stewart Pecan Pie Recipe. I made some small adjustments, like using half pecan pieces and half pecan halves (just to give it some different textures), and I supplemented the corn syrup, which is a bit hard to come by in Australia, with golden syrup.