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Old 11-18-2007, 07:07 PM   #11
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I would try to grind them to a powder (pecans), you would then have the great flavor,if not, you tried hon, - good luck and Happy Thanksgiving !!

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Old 11-18-2007, 07:14 PM   #12
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Miss TexasGirl I was thinking along the lines of some type of filling (no crust) that had all of the ingredients with the pecans run through a blender until they were "dust" then added to the filling. Baked in a dish. Almost "pudding" like.......

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Old 11-18-2007, 08:14 PM   #13
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Im thinking of blending the whole mix the pecans,corn syrup etc into a puree then adding to pie shell and baking.If you decide to grind dont grind until the oils release because then you make pecan butter then again it might work.You could toast pecans for more flavor.
Good luck and let us know what you come up with.You might be on something we all would like.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:31 PM   #14
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I had the same idea about grinding the pecans into powder. Toast them, and then into the FP. As far as your recipe is concerned though, I can't decide on what you might want to do. It will absorb more liquid than normal, but will not behave the same as flour, like someone mentioned, because the nuts will release oil when they cook.

Doing something like a creme brulee might be a good way to go. When made right, there aren't many thing softer than a custard. Another one might be to make a mousse, in which case the suggestion about infusing cream with pecan flavor would probably be the best way to go, although you'd need a lot of pecans to a relatively small amount of cream to get enough flavor for that pecan pie taste.

Another option might be to try pecan oil if you can find it.
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:06 PM   #15
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:07 PM   #16
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I will let you know what I come up with. All the ideas are good!! Thank you!!
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:06 PM   #17
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:38 PM   #18
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How about a sugar pie, honey bun? This is pretty much a pecan pie without pecans.

  • 1 cup maple sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbs flour
  • 2 Tbs butter, melted
  • 1 9-inch unbaked pie shell
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Pour into the pie shell and bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

Whip the cream until almost stiff. Add sugar and vanilla, and beat until cream holds peaks. Spread over top of cooled pie.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:08 AM   #19
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Just had a thought what if you made pie without pecans and added butter pecan extract instead or made a mousse with the extract
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:18 AM   #20
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What Caine calls Sugar pie is similar to treacle tart, but looks softer in flavour and very good, Caine thanks I'll be copying and pasting.

What about taking the filling of the sugar pie or the pacan pie with out the pecans and making it into an icecream topping, or as some one else has suggested a baked cream or even a pannacota...smooth to swallow, still that nice toothaching sweet taste.

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