I was real worried making this. The batter was very thin. But it worked out ok.The sauce was just OK. I think I would have caramelized the pecans. The caramel sauce I would try cream instead of water. I also think cardamon and cinnamon would have seasoned the cheese filling nicely.Maybe adding sundried berries. This does come out to be a firm dish so don`t fret when you see how thin the batter is. Oh and this makes a lot more then 8 servings so if you are worried about diet it`s not as bad as you think. I would say an easy 24 servings. It is a filling dessert.