No-Pecan Pecan Pie...by Christy Jordan

Straws Kitchen

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@CinCooks

Received this "Faux Pecan Pie" in a newsletter and wanted to share it.
It will be great for peope with "nut allergies"...so they can have a Faux Pecan Pie and have the taste of pecan pie too.

THIS IS NOT MY ORIGINAL RECIPE NOR IS IT MY PIX...ALL CREDIT GOES TO CHRISTY JORDAN.
**Tune in November 5th to watch her on Paula Deen's cooking show.

**A QUOTE FROM CHRISTY:
This is a fun recipe to feed people. At first glance, it looks like a pecan pie and folks usually don’t take a second glance before digging in for a bite and telling you how good it is. My husband’s exact words were “That is the BEST pecan pie I’ve ever tasted!”. Then I got to tell him it didn’t have any pecans in it.


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Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FILLING:

4
eggs
1 1/4 c
sugar (i use splenda)
1/2 c
plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3/4 c
light corn syrup (i use 1/3 less calorie light corn syrup)
1 tsp
vanilla
1
deep dish pie shell, unbaked

TOPPING:

1 1/2 c
crushed pretzels
3 Tbsp
butter, melted
2 Tbsp
sugar (i use splenda)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350.
For Filling:Place first five ingredients in large mixing bowl and mix with wire whisk until well combined.
Pour into pie shell.
Combine all topping ingredients in medium bowl and stir well with a spoon to coat pretzels.
Sprinkle topping evenly over pie.
2
Bake in 350 oven for 1 hour, covering with foil after 30 minutes to prevent over browning.
Allow to cool completely before serving. Can be made a day or two ahead of time and stored in refrigerator.

NOTE: I know it will seem like a lot of pretzels but they sink down a bit as it cooks, which is why I made this a deep dish pie. This will come out in perfect proportions to the top and the filling.

Copyright 2011, Christy Jordan All rights reserved.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy