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From the Kitchens of Taylorsville & Bennion

Jun 05, 2015 11:33PM ● Published by City of Taylorsville

This month’s historic “Pecan Pie” recipe comes to us from the kitchen of Geraldine Morse. 

Geraldine Keatly Morse was born in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1906.  When she was grown, their family moved to Newton, Kansas where she met her future husband, Glenn Morse.

Glen frequented a gas station that Gerry’s mother managed.  After their marriage, all of their children were born in Newton.

Several years later, they moved to the Morse family homestead in Galva, Kansas.  Gerry had to prepare large meals for all the farmers who came to help at harvest time.

Gerry badly wanted her children to grow up around her family in Utah,  so she insisted that Glenn move their family to Utah.  They settled in Taylorsville and Glenn found work as a journeyman machinist at  Kennecott.

She loved singing in the ward choir and with the “Singing Mothers” for many years.  Geraldine also served in the Relief Society as president’s counselor.

She was an avid genealogist and left many records of her family history for her posterity to enjoy.

Gerry was a beautiful seamstress and made most of her dress clothes for herself and her daughters.  She made their prom dresses, costumes and even a wedding dress!  She also did beautiful embroidery and needlepoint.

Gerry and her family enjoyed living in Taylorsville and have many happy memories of their wonderful friends and neighbors. 

Pecan Pie

1 TB BUTTER
1 CUP SUGAR
¾ CUP PECAN MEATS
½ CUP DATES (CUT INTO SMALL PIECES)
3 EGGS, UNBEATEN
1 CUP DARK SYRUP

Preheat oven to 300 degrees, cream butter and sugar, add unbeaten eggs. Add syrup, nuts and dates. Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake in slow oven 45 minutes, or until it begins to get solid. Chill before serving, with or without whipped cream.  Use of graham cracker crust is recommended.  Serves eight.

ENJOY!


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