Since this is a pecan pie recipe, you’re going to need about 14 cups of corn syrup, 8 cups of white sugar, 17 whole eggs, and 6 sticks of butter. Okay, maybe not. But really though, if you’ve ever looked up a pecan pie recipe, the ingredient list is kind of horrific, isn’t it? You can almost sense Paula Deen lurking in the shadows, ready to hand you a few more sticks of butter at a moment’s notice.
Here at One Ingredient Chef, I think we can do better, much better. Traditionalists will say you need those eggs and corn syrup to create a gooey filling, I say all you need is dates: nature’s perfect, gooey, whole-food sweetener. There’s a certain kind of magic that happens when we combine dates with pecans and a little vanilla in a food processor. All those amazingly rich pecan pie flavors come bursting through – no Paula Deen required. Read More »