HBO’s True Blood Season 7 Finale – Gran’s Pecan Pie Recipe

August 20, 2014 by  

A Recipe to Get You in the Mood for the True Blood Finale:

Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) cries into Grans pie in HBO's True BloodSo here we are, at the very end of HBO’s True Blood and we are crying like Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) did after her Gran died all the way back in Season 1. In tribute of this sad event, I am reposting my recipe for Gran’s Pecan Pie, so all you truebies can cry into their pie while watching the True Blood Season 7 finale!

Gran’s Cryin’ Pecan Pie



Pie Crust

1 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
113grams cold, unsalted butter, chopped
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Pie Filling

395gram tin sweetened condensed milk
60grams brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsps Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur (or 1 tsp of vanilla extract)
1/4 cup maple syrup
Pecan halves, to decorate

Gran's Cryin' Pecan PieMethod

  • Add all the pastry ingredients to a food processor and whiz until totally combined.
  • Grease a pie dish and, using your fingers, press out the pastry dough until smooth.
  • Bake in the over at 340 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Add all the pie filling ingredients (except the eggs) to a pan and heat on a medium temperature until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Turn off the heat and allow to cool for five minutes.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking quickly to prevent them cooking unevenly.
  • Turn the heat back on to low and whisk until the mixture thickens into custard.
  • Pour into the pie crust and decorate with pecan halves
  • Refrigerate until set and serve with either whipped cream or ice cream
  • Enjoy! (But don’t forget to cry while eating it.)

If you are making this pie, why not take a photo or video of you crying into it, and post it (or the link) in the comments below!

Source: Rachel Tsoumbakos – True Blood Season 5 Finale – Gran’s Pecan Pie Recipe

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc. & Rachel Tsoumbakos)

  • Rebecca Elizabeth Edwards

    I just wanna day I absolutely LOVE Tru Blood I have all 7 seasons on Blu-ray and I still watch them all the time I can’t seem to let go! I’ve watched them all thousands of times but at the end of season 7 when Bill dies I cry every time! Lol but I did make gran’s pie or Sookie’s cryin’ pie and it turned out great, I love it! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂 there’s the pic you asked me to share!

  • Chuck

    In the show, that pie looked as though it weren’t cooked, the crust was dough white etc. Am I the only one seeing this?

  • Bridget McNamara

    So, can you plse clarify – are 2 lots of both brown sugar and maple sugar required, one lot for the pie filling and then more of each for the ‘toffee’? It would be more helpful if those extra amounts of those 2 ingredients were listed in the Ingredients list. And where you say “Add all the pie filling ingredients (except the eggs)” you also mean ‘except the pecans’? Thnx.

    • Thanks so much for pointing this out Bridget 🙂 Previously this recipe had a toffee crackle on top, but I found it detracted from the original we see Sookie eating, so took that part out of the recipe. Then forgot to remove its part from the method. I have updated the recipe now to clarify 🙂

    • And, yes, ‘except the pecans’ :-/ The last end of True Blood is obviously really getting to me 🙁