Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
Attention Molasses Lovers!! This recipe comes from Justin Wilson's Homegrown Louisiana Cookin, and it is WONDERFUL! As you can see, this recipe has mixed reviews . . . seems you either love it or hate it! I've double checked the recipe and there are NO mistakes. If you are not a true molasses lover, than I suggest that you substitute all or part of the molasses with corn syrup.
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon melted butter or 1 tablespoon margarine
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup molasses
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups pecan halves
- 2 (9 inch) unbaked pie shells
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, then gradually beat in the sugar, butter/margarine and flour.
- Beat in the molasses, vanilla and salt.
- Stir in pecans.
- Pour the filling into the two unbaked pie shells.
- Bake for 1 hour or until firm in the middle.
Made this for Thanksgiving and served to people who love both molasses and pecan pie, but honestly, none of us cared for it at all. I wonder if there is a mistake in the ingredient list. Only change I made was to use the entire filling recipe in just one pie shell. Otherwise, it would have been less than half full. One cup of molasses completely overpowered the pie, and with the sugar was way too sugary sweet. I love trying new recipes, though, and appreciate your sharing!
I tried this twice. I am giving two stars because it is not like it did not turn out or that it was ineatable but it was just not for me. From the time I opened the molasses, that is all i could smell and then when I tried the pie it is all i could taste. I wanted to try this, to see how it was. My husband liked the pie. It set up good and looked wonderful, but i think i just could not get past the molasses thing.
Southern pecan pie at it's finest! Much better than the pecan pie recipe that I normally use. I think it's probably the addition of the molasses that made this pie so delicious. My family gobbled up both pies by the second day. Thanks for a winner!