Great Great Great Grandma Allens Pecan Pie w/ lighter sugar options included

Great Great Great Grandma Allens Pecan Pie W/ Lighter Sugar Options Included Recipe

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Tiffany Vann


I will post a photo as soon as possible, but for now believe me when I say this is a wonderful recipe that isn't as sweet as traditional pecan pie's. If you love dessert but aren't into killer sweet then this is for you! Great for holidays. Enjoy what Grandma Allens family LOVED for many many years. Simple and delicious! I also included "light" ingredient options for those watching their diets. Check out the final line about another sweetner option called Agave. This is a step further for those in need of sugar substitutions.


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at least 6
15 Min
40 Min


  • 1 c
    sugar or use 1/2 c.splenda sugar blend or use2/3-3/4 cup agave
  • 1 stick
    butter or use i can't believe it's not butter baking stick
  • 2
  • 3 tsp
    white vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans

How to Make Great Great Great Grandma Allens Pecan Pie w/ lighter sugar options included


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°. Lightly spray a regular glass pie plate then use either a homemade pie crust or do what I do and use a Pillsbury or other rolled crust. They are easy and tasty.
  2. Soften and combine butter with sugar, eggs, vinegar and vanilla in bowl and hand mix well.
  3. Pour mixture into pie crust, shape edges of pie crust per your desire.
  4. Bake at 350° for about 40 minutes or until knife comes out clean. Do not over bake.
  5. FYI - For those watching their weight or those with diabeties, using Blue Agave is a great way to sweeten your desserts. You just have to account for it being liquid. I get the best deals on large bottles at Marshalls or you can find it in Whole Foods and many other places. On the large baking size of Ohgave Light they have a ratio chart you can use. Ex: use 2/3-3/4 of Agave to 1 cup of sugar. Agave does not cause blood sugar to spike since it is lower on the glycemic index. Agave comes in Light and Amber and also other companies offer flavors such as strawberry, maple and blueberry and vanilla. I do not know what taste difference it will make to your recipe but it shouldn't be drastic. Great for pancakes too!

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Course/Dish: Pies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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