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Old 11-18-2007, 07:14 PM   #1
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Pecan pie without pecans?

Yes I know, unheard of right? Well, pecan pie is dh's FAVORITE this time of year and he can't eat pecans. Any suggestions on how to do one without the pecans? Before anyone thinks what I thought, even finely chopped, he still can't swallow them. Any suggestions so that I can surprise him Thursday wil be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-18-2007, 07:18 PM   #2
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Why is it that he can't eat them?

I hate to say it, but if it is pecan pie he loves, substituting another nut will just not do.
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:22 PM   #3
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Why is it that he can't eat them?

I hate to say it, but if it is pecan pie he loves, substituting another nut will just not do.
Because he has a motility disorder. The two muscles in his throat do not work as they should. One works at 60% and the other at 40%. He chokes on almost everything
He's been this way for a year, where have you been mister??
Things have to be really soft to get down.
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Oh Geez TG I am so sorry. I did know that, but somehow it slipped my mind. Must be the 2 hours of sleep I am working on.

Maybe there is some way of making it into an ice cream so it just slides down his throat?
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Okay you can't finely chop them how about using them to infuse your cream filling? Not sure how you intended on making the filling but as a starting idea, wrap the pecans in cheesecloth and leave them to soak in milk or cream for a bit before heating the milk/cream to thicken. Remove the pecans just before you pour the milk/cream. Never tried it so you might need to play with it.
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Oh Geez TG I am so sorry. I did know that, but somehow it slipped my mind. Must be the 2 hours of sleep I am working on.

Maybe there is some way of making it into an ice cream so it just slides down his throat?
It's ok G!! I was joking with you. I don't expect everyone to be hanging on my every word, though, I don't know why you wouldn't

It's been a year since I have really said anything about him anyway.
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Okay you can't finely chop them how about using them to infuse your cream filling? Not sure how you intended on making the filling but as a starting idea, wrap the pecans in cheesecloth and leave them to soak in milk or cream for a bit before heating the milk/cream to thicken. Remove the pecans just before you pour the milk/cream. Never tried it so you might need to play with it.
my recipe
3 eggs
1 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 c light brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4c margarine/butter
1 c pecan halves.
mix it all and pour into pie shell and bake 45 minutes at 375.


What do you think would happen if I blended them into a powder?
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As he doesn't have an actual problem with the nut itself per se, powdering them shouldn't cause any problem at all. Be just like adding flour. May need to add a bit more fluid.

The problem though may become your pastry shell. You might have to try for a pecan mousse instead.
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I had some pecan pie filling left over one year and put it in a soufflés dish and baked it - it was wonderful! No need to even use the pie shell as that may be an issue in and of itself. I probably did top it with the pecan mixture but you certainly don't have to! Just remember that it doesn't "harden" until it is VERY cool. Topping it with the powdered pecans wouldn't be a bad idea though.
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