My little sis, Ally, slept over my apartment a few weeks ago. We did what we always do when she comes over: WE BAKED! In the past, we've mostly baked cookies and other basic stuff like that. One time I tried to bake a pumpkin pie with her, but she was probably too young for it at the time because she lost interest and wondered off about 2 seconds into it. Oddly enough, she managed to find her way back to the kitchen when it was finally time to eat...(yup, we're definitely related).
This time she specifically requested that we bake a pecan pie, so bake a pecan pie we did. Actually, she ended up doing most of the work. I mostly supervised and made sure no one was horrifically burned by my MacGyvered double boiler. By the end of the night, we were enjoying quite possibly the best pecan pie ever created by human hands. Then we enjoyed it again for breakfast.
We used a recipe from Brown Eyed Baker and didn't change a thing. This will definitely be my go-to pecan pie recipe from here on out. It's pretty darn perfect.