Making perfect pies for Thanksgiving

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Thanksgiving is coming up, and that means many families are finding themselves in the kitchen creating culinary concoctions they may not be accustomed to making. This fall, Chicago's premier French-style pastry shop, Vanille, is whipping up their annual Thanksgiving pies. Guests who bring a box of cereal when they order will receive 10 percent off. The cereal drive lasts throughout the month of November. Pastry Chef at Vanille, Jessica Ellington, visited ABC 7's State Street Studios to show how you can make the perfect pie at home.

You can check with Vanille on their social media pages:

Twitter: @VanilleChicago
Instagram: @VanilleChicago

Vanille Thanksgiving Pies now available to order
Order now through November 20.

Lincoln Park
2108 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Sunday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m
Friday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Chicago French Market
131 N. Clinton St.
Chicago, IL 60661
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

3243 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
Sunday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Pie Prices: $27.95 each or $49.95 for two.
Deadline to order: Pie orders MUST be placed by Sunday, November 20 by calling (773)-868-4574. A very limited number of walk-ins will be available - but we encourage people to order ahead of time.

Pick-ups are available November 20-23 at all 3 locations. On Thanksgiving Day, pick-up will only be available at the Lincoln Park location from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

RECIPE: 10" Pecan Pie

Melted Butter 3.5 oz.

Sugar 7.5 oz.
Beaten eggs 6.3 oz.
Dark Corn Syrup 8.6 oz.
Salt 0.04 oz.
Vanilla 0.5 oz.
Pecans 5.64 oz.

Whisk together melted butter and sugar until well combined.
Add dark corn syrup and whisk until combined.
Add eggs, which have already been beaten, and whisk to combine.
Add salt and vanilla, whisk to combine
Place pecans into pie crust and pour the mixture over the pecans.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour until the center of the pie is set.
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