Fabulous Pecans – and Desserts!
It’s fall here now. And the Thanksgiving holiday is on the way in the U.S. (I’m making a special notation about this, since many of my web site visitors and newsletter subscribers are from all over the world!)
Pecan pie is a favorite at this time, and do I ever have a fabulous recipe that I just have to share. It is so good, in fact, that people who’ve tasted it say it’s the best they’ve ever had! Plus, as you know, pecans are really good for you. They’re loaded with anti-oxidants to fight disease, lots of protein, great for your heart (with plant sterols that lower bad LDL cholesterol), lots of vitamins and minerals, and good fats. No trans fats.
This is a recipe from my mother, now deceased, and has been in the family for over half a century. (OMG – that sounds sooooo long ago… and to think I remember it).
This is a super-easy recipe too. Just takes about 10 to 15 minutes to put together, then bake. You can make your own pie shell if you want to, or get one ready-made from the store. (I get one from the health food store, or natural food section). It’s what you’d call one of those no-brainer recipes.
This recipe can be used in a traditional pie crust, or in those little mini party pie crusts cups. So it’s great for parties and receptions too. Try it out – it will be a hit!
Fabulous Pecan Pie
1 deep pie shell, unbaked
¼ tsp salt
1 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons molasses
(Beat the above ingredients thoroughly, until mixed well).
Then add in and stir well:
1 - 1 ½ cup pecans
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Put the pie shell (in its pan) onto a cookie sheet as a protection, so the pie mixture will not dribble onto your oven rack and burn while baking. Then pour the above mixture into the pie shell. Carefully put into oven -- the mixture will be soupy at this point and can spill. Bake about 50 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
If you haven’t already, make sure you check out our pages on
Healthy Snack Recipes,
Elderly Nutrition Snacks.
I might just have to add a page to our web site about healthy desserts too. Do any of you have any (relatively) healthy dessert recipes to share? If so, just email me, or go to our Contact Us page! We’d love to publish your yummy and nutritious desserts!
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