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

August 20, 2014

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

 

Ingredients

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)

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True Blood Season 6 Finale: How to Throw a Last Minute Finale Party!

August 15, 2013

Only Days to Go to the True Blood Finale – it’s Time to Plan a Party:

Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) eats Pecan Pie in HBO's True Blood Season 1, Episode 6Many trubies are lamenting the fact that HBO’s True Blood Season 6 is drawing to an end. With only 10 episodes instead of it’s usual 12, the time to plan a finale party for True Blood has come around a little quicker than expected!

After all, it seems like just yesterday we were planning out True Blood premiere party. Perhaps we could use the ideas from that party? Yes, you could, but if you are inviting the same people, then it’s time to think about all the new foods that have been inspired by True Blood’s Season 6.

So to entertain and surprise your friends, why not try:

Food

  • For starters, no True Blood finale party is complete without Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) gran’s pecan pie recipe. You can make one from scratch using our exclusive recipe. Or, if you are pressed for time, why not buy a ready made pie base and just cook up the pie filling?
  • Why not try some raspberry liquorice dipped in chocolate? In Australia, these are called raspberry liquorice bullets – and since Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard) created vampire-stopping bullets, these red-centered treats would be a great way to represent this
  • Even though you probably had these treats at the premiere party, it’s probably time to heat up more cocktail frankfurters and call them Lilith’s (Jessica Clarke) henchwomen!
  • Balls of cotton candy on sticks would be a great way to represent Sookie’s magic fairy light balls
  • There has been so much blood this season, so anything that is red, or can have globs of jelly added to it will help fill your table. Bite-sized pancakes topped with whipped cream and then drizzled with runny strawberry jelly is a quick way to add some bloody colour. Red velvet cupcakes are always great too!
  • Our favorite screamer, Ginger (Tara Buck) was back with a vengeance in Episode 9, why not track down some candied ginger or ginger nut cookies to celebrate?
  • Make fairy freckles – melt down some white chocolate, blob it down in bite-sized circles on baking paper and shake on lots of sprinkles or edible sparkle
  • They may be fiddly to make, but shoe cupcakes would be a perfect addition to your True Blood finale party – just be careful not to stab anyone in the head with them!
  • Extra spicy buffalo wings – say hello to Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) finally meeting the sun!
  • If you have some extra time and are game enough to attempt making your own candy, why not try some bloody lollypops? It’s a great way to represent the Blood Will Spill promo poster.

Drinks

  • No True Blood Season 6 finale party can be complete without a case of Raging Bitch beer!
  • Ditto a few cases of Tru Blood – especially considering the Hep V contamination this year. To represent this, why not drop a strawberry or blueberry in each bottle? Or to make it fun, just ‘contaminate’ a few bottles and see who ends up ‘dead’ among your crowd when Episode 10 ends.
  • Want to water a large trubie crew? Then fruit punch is the way to go. Make it red, fizzy, filled with vodka and berries and stick a name tag on it that says ‘Talbot’ (Theo Alexander).
  • So needles seem to be a prominent theme this year – which means it’s time for red jello shots!
  • How about a drink with the name: Eric’s Bare Bottom? It this tickles your fancy, then head on over to Grapefriend.com for the recipe. You can do so by clicking here.

What do you have planned for your True Blood Season 6 finale party? Let us know in the comments below.

And to get you inspired, here’s the clip of Sookie eating gran’s pecan pie from all the way back in Season 1:

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

How She Does? – High Heel Cupcakes! Oooh La La

FearNet – Take a Bite Out of This Bloody Lollipop Recipe

Grapefriend.com – Cocktail friend: true blood bubbles

HBO – Season 1, Episode 6

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

 

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