This pie gets 5 stars because it tastes GREAT, however, even with baking mine longer the center did not set well. It ended up being a bit runny in the middle, but my family still complimented it. :)
I was so happy to find this recipe lightafied! I made it as kind of a test run for the holidays. I plan to try some dessert and cookie recipes each week so I can figure out what I want to make this year. This one passed the test with flying colors, and I got rave reviews from the peanut gallery! We had with vanilla ice cream on top, and I heated the pie. So yummy!
We loved the pie! I made an oatmeal one last year (which we enjoyed) which was similar but had 4 whole eggs and more butter. I was curious how the "lighter" ingred. would compare, but you really don't miss the extra calories (it's just a bit less rich)! I used a small Hershey with almond choc. bar cut up and dark corn syrup. Thanks Caroline, for posting.
I have NEVER made a pecan pie before, but was anxious to try it out, as a kind friend sent me some pecans from the States! I made this for a small dinner party tonight...........My guests were speechless, and I was smug - as I had already tasted the pie earlier on - 10 stars = TOTALLY DIVINE! I made a few LITTLE subs - no corn syrup, so I used Golden syrup; and I could not get hold of chocolate bits in France, so I threw a few chopped up pieces of 70% chocolate in and sprinkled the finished pie with Belgian cocoa......well why not?! The oats gave this pie such a lovely extra flavour, and the chocolate was a magnificent addition as it added to the complex pecan flavour. We ate this with Creme Brulee ice Cream for a VERY bad dessert! I am so glad that my first pecan pie was such a success.....this will be my standard dinner party dessert now, until my pecans run out! LOL! THANKS Caro - wonderful! FT:-)