In 2012, I was introduced to Deb and Rich Peterson, who managed Justin Timberlake's businesses, including Mirimichi, a public golf course in Millington, Tennessee, while producing Golf Club World, Behind the Gates (published 2013, sold out).
Deb, Rich, and the Mirimichi team played a significant role in the success of the book and helped the author connect with other industry professionals who were featured in the project.
One of the most inspiring stories in the author's golf and country club portfolio was about Mirimichi's 22-year-old Food and Beverage Director, Mikki Carver, who had a great way of styling the recipes from Timberlake's Granny Sadie. I feel honored and privileged to have learned about the property and its history through this project.
As Thanksgiving is fast approaching, I would like to share Granny Sadie's Pecan Pie recipe with you. Enjoy!" ~ Diana DeLucia
Yield: 1 pie
Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine the eggs, sugar, salt, flour, and butter in a medium bowl. Whisk ingredients until the mixture becomes light in color. Add the vanilla, corn syrup, and chopped pecans. Stir with a rubber spatula until combined. Pour into a baked and cooled pie crust and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Chef Note: The pie is done when completely puffed across the top, and the pecans have formed a nice, crispy crust.
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*Recipe courtesy of Granny Sadie, Memphis, Tennessee