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    Pecan pie - light or dark corn syrup?

    Which do you prefer for pecan pie - light or dark syrup?
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    Dark syrup makes it much more tasty!

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    I've made it with both dark and light, and it didn't seem to make a difference. Both really good!

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    I've had the recipes for each for over 30 years - they're similar but slightly different. But over the years we've come to much prefer the light syrup version.

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    I vote for light, but then again I tend to lean more towards light, than dark, when it comes to most things. i.e. Chocolate, etc.

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    I use light, because that's what my favorite recipe calls for. Actually, I use 1/2 c when following the recipe as written calls for 2/3 c and get much better "reviews."

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    Cook's Illustrated was extolling the use of maple syrup and english treacle syrup for the best flavor of pecan pie. Haven't tried it but DH and MIL like this pie but I don't.

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    Can a few of you post ur favorite pecan pie recipes when you get a chance....

    I tweeked one and added choc chips and bourbon for DH over thanksgiving which he liked, but I'd love to have a fool-proof one.
    The ingredients are so expensive I hate it when I don't like the recipe.

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    Dark syrup here. Its been a family tradition for at least as long as I've been alive. The recipe also gets a little black strap molasses and a healthy shot of bourbon. I always add one extra egg to a two pie mix to compensate for the bourbon. Without it the crust starts to get overdone by the time the custard is set.

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    I've never made one, and I honestly don't know which version I am I eating when I try a slice. But I do want to extoll the virtues of adding bourbon. When we moved in here 8 years ago (wow, 8 years, this week!), the neighbor across the street brought us a homemade bourbon (Jack Daniels) pecan pie. My husband can't eat nuts, so I ate waaaay too much of that pie. But wow, I will never forget it.

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