Serenbe Style and Soul

with Marie Nygren



September 2009



My First Published Recipe

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My mother’s sister, Sarah Spano, was the Food Editor for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer in Columbus, Georgia. Sarah was quite a character, a wonderful lady and a great story teller.
She would come to Atlanta often to visit her sisters who lived here. On one of those visits in 1976, I made a Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie for her. Aunt Sarah loved the pie so much that she wrote a story about me and my cooking. At sixteen, I had my first published recipe.

It’s become a favorite dessert at the Inn and will be on the menu at the Farmhouse this weekend. We would love to see you for dinner.
Here is the recipe:
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Combine in a heavy sauce pan:
  • one cup of dark Karo syrup
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
Bring to a rolling boil, stirring steadily, for two minutes.
Remove from heat and add;
  • 3 tbsp. butter
Beat in separate bowl:
  • 3 eggs
Pour hot syrup mixture slowly into eggs, beating with a wire whisk.
  • 1 cup toasted pecan pieces (see “food byte” on side bar)
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake for 45-50 minutes, until filling is firm. Cool before cutting.

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