Pecan pies are good, delicious even. However, the tastiness is partly due to the less than health ingredient corn syrup. I decided to try and replace the syrup with a healthier more flavourful ingredient – chestnut puree. It worked as expected – less sweet with a balanced pecan and chestnut flavour. Even Julia who does not like chestnuts enjoyed it.
Servings: Dessert for 8-10
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35-45 minutes @ 175°C (350°F)
You can also use sweetened chestnut puree in which case you should add more and reduce the sugar.