The Corpus Callosum

Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving

We found a recipe for pecan pie that does
not use corn syrup.  I would not try to argue that this
confection is salubrious, mind you, but at least there is no corn syrup.


Most pecan pie is so sweet that it is annoying.
 That is
unfortunate.  We are hopeful that this will not have that


Here is a close-up.  

The recipe?

Pecan Pie With
No Corn Syrup


* 1 cup light brown sugar
* 1/4 cup white sugar
* 1/2 cup butter
* 2 eggs
* 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
* 1 tablespoon milk
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/2 cup choc chips
* 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans (toast in oven while pre heating)


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
2. In a large bowl, beat room temperature eggs until foamy, and stir in
melted butter. Stir in the brown sugar, white sugar and the flour; mix
well. Finally, add the milk, vanilla and choc chips and 1 cup nuts.
3. Pour into an unbaked 9-in pie shell. Scatter remaining 1/2 cup
pecans on top. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes at 375 degrees,
then reduce temperature to 300 degrees and bake for 45 minutes, or
until done.

This pie has a different appearance than pies made with corn syrup and
it may appear that it is getting too brown during baking, but it will
be fine.

Note: the chocolate chips are optional.

This recipe is
made up from others, modified, based upon intuition.
 Intuition is good for that.


  1. #1 Monado
    November 21, 2007

    Mmm. Sounds good. I generally find, also, that I can cut the sugar in half, cut the salt (if any), in half, and use 3/4 volume of whole-wheat flour where the recipe calls for 1 volume of white flour. I don’t think I’d try that last on a pie crust, but for chocolate-chip cookies it gives you something with an actual flavour besides “sweet.”

  2. #2 Doug
    November 22, 2007

    Yankees! No good pecan pie is made with anything but Caro Corn Syrup (tm/sm/whateverm). If you want to live on the edge, use 1/2 light and 1/2 dark, but durn it, it’s just plum gotta have corn syrup! The whole point of a pecan pie is toput yourself into sugar shock!


  3. #3 Moopheus
    November 23, 2007

    “No good pecan pie is made with anything but Caro Corn Syrup”

    So not true. Or at least not completely. The pecan pies I’ve made substitute Lyle’s Golden Syrup for part of the corn syrup, and it makes as good a pie as I’ve had anywhere.

    The pie in the picture does not look like a satisfactory substitute. Flour in the custard? Poo.

  4. #4 Judith
    December 23, 2009

    Just put mine in the oven, in less than 5 mins, it spilled over. Recommend use of deep dish shell instead of regular. I’m trying this one because I was out of corn syrup and refuse to go to the store this close to Christ~mas! Praying it will be a good alternative. Merry Christmas to all!

  5. #5 Lesley
    August 3, 2011

    ¿Por qué las personas mueren de hambre en un mundo que produce más alimentos de lo que necesita? En una página web que dijo que era debido a la logística del traslado de la comida. Digo, es más que ver con los beneficios que la falta de la capacidad de mover la comida a donde más se necesita. Además, algunos países del tercer mundo son exportadores de alimentos que necesitan para que puedan conseguir el dinero para otras cosas. Si todos eran aún a medio camino de lo que llamamos humanidad, nadie moriría de hambre. Pero somos humanos y no pueden vivir hasta nuestros ideales bien.

  6. #6 Steve
    August 4, 2011

    Nəyə görə ehtiyacı daha çox ərzaq istehsal edən bir dünyada acından ölmək var? Web page bu qida hərəkət maddi-texniki bazası ilə əlaqədar olduğunu bildirib. Hesab edirəm ki, lazım olduğu üçün ərzaq hərəkət etmək qabiliyyətinin olmaması çox mənfəət ilə daha çox, necə deyərlər,. Ayrıca, bəzi üçüncü dünya ölkələri onlar başqa şey üçün pul almaq üçün ehtiyac ərzaq ixrac edirik. Bütün biz bəşəriyyətin diyoruz hətta yarım yolu olsaydı, heç kəs starve olardı. Amma biz insanlar və yaxşı ideya upto yaşayır bilmir.

  7. #7 Burrows
    August 5, 2011

    Los respiraderos hidrotermales de aguas profundas (agua caliente) han despertado el interés de mucha investigación recientemente. Fueron descubiertas en 1977 y ahora se sabe que se producen en muchos lugares en el fondo del océano. Una válvula se abre en la corteza terrestre es inestable. Como forma de grietas, el agua de mar se filtra en la roca caliente y luego es expulsado de nuevo como la temperatura dentro de la rejilla de ventilación provoca que hierva. La temperatura de alrededor de una grieta puede ser tan alta como 420 C.

  8. #8 Rachel
    August 9, 2011

    Oli vain lukea mellakoita Lontoossa ja muilla alueilla BBC kotisivuilta. Niiden pitäisi käyttää kumiluoteja, kyynelkaasu ja pippurisumutetta kunnes mellakoijia ovat työkyvyttömiä. Sitten alus heidät Afganistaniin, jotta he voivat oppia, miten käyttäytyä.

  9. #9 Paul
    August 12, 2011

    İngiltərə bir neçə şəhər vasitəsilə bir daha tear iğtişaşların. Bir çox qəzaya və ya pis məhv tapmaq üçün bu gün iş yeri üçün olur. Iş yeri məhv edilmişdir öz işlərini itirmək gedir necə daha çox? Hərbi gətirin və rioters münasibətdə barred A keçirilib var. Onlar atma kərpic və digər şeylər ilə BAŞQALARINA ZİYAN istəyirəm, onlar geri eyni zorakılıq olmalıdır.

  10. #10 Simon
    August 16, 2011

    Minun viimeinen viikko työtä hallituksen järjestelmää. Takaisin työttömyys jonoon ensi viikolla. Järjestelmä oli vain kolmetoista viikkoa ja joka päättyy neljässä päivässä. Ikävystyminen ja tuskin tarpeeksi rahaa elämiseen. :( .

  11. #11 Steve
    August 17, 2011

    Only two more days after this day of working on the government scheme. :( Then back onto the unemployment queue next week. Thirteen weeks of doing a job and only getting forty five percent of the minimum wage for it and the government wonders why the scheme is not popular ! If I was being paid minimum wage I would have enjoyed it more and had some money saved up.

  12. #12 Harvey
    August 18, 2011

    Hökumət sxemi üzrə işləyən bu gündən sonra yalnız iki gün. :( Iş görən və yalnız bunun üçün minimum əmək haqqının qırx beş faiz almaq və sxemi populyar deyil dövlət nəyə görə güzellikler (Sonra geri işsizlik queue gələn həftə üzərində on üç həftə mən minimum əmək haqqı ödənilir olan Əgər mən olardı! daha idilər və bir para xilas etdi.

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    August 22, 2011

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    August 30, 2011

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  17. #17 Simon
    September 1, 2011

    Doctor Dave had slept with one of his patients and felt guilty all day long.

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    But invariably the other voice would bring him back to reality, whispering:

    “Dave you’re a vet.”

  18. #18 Ivan
    December 1, 2011

    That recipe looks delicious, I’m going to try that out at the weekend.

  19. #19 Duncan
    December 12, 2011

    Hmmmmm… I just love pecan pie it’s delicious whether it’s got corn syrup in or not. ILL FIGHT YOU FOR IT!!

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    April 30, 2012

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