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Maple Pecan Pie

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It’s time for our January post from the lovely Brandy of Young in the Mountains…..sit back and grab a napkin for the drool. 

My husband loves pecan pie.   He’s from Georgia, so I think it’s a requirement.  Because I love him, I make him pecan pie.  When I was given a bag of mammoth pecans back in December, I knew what I had to do.  I didn’t want the traditional corn syrup recipe, so I looked around for other ideas and found one made with maple syrup.  Bingo!  Now, this pie can suit both of us. 



Now, I said I love my husband and make him this pie, but I don’t make it often.  So, when it comes to the source of this recipe, I can only credit the internet–I found it six years ago and this is only my second time making it.  It’s turned out perfectly both times.  Another note that I have is that you can make this with less sugar (of course, less sugar with pecan pie is relative).  I used only 3/4 cup maple syrup this time and no one is complaining.  I am now officially out of maple syrup.  Eeek!

*This post is linked at Hearth and Soul Blog Hop at Penniless Parenting, at Simple Lives Thursday on GNOWFGLINS,  at Healthy 2Day Wednesday on Day2Day Joys, at Weekend Whatever on Your Thriving Family, at Think Pink Sunday on Flamingo Toes, and at Frugal Days Sustainable Ways at Frugally Sustainable.

Brandy and her family take the impossible way on their little urban homestead in the foothills of Appalachia.  They enjoy hiking, knitting (or watching mama knit), minimalist parenting, babywearing, cosleeping and sticking it to The Man.  You can visit Brandy at Young in the Mountains.

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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her three children, Annie (June 2009), Andy (August 2012) and Eli (September 2014). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and more to keep up with her daily antics.

  • Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy

    Yum; love pecan pie!

    • Stacy

      Barry does too! I prefer Oatmeal Pie. :-)

  • Debra @ Sweet Kisses and Dirty Dishes

    Yum! Last time I made a “healthy” pecan pie I used honey in stead of corn syrup. Pecan pie is pretty much only sugar, corn syrup is less sweet then white sugar, and honey is 1/3 sweeter by volume. Needless to see it was WAY TOO SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Stacy

      Whew girl. I think you gave me a toothache just reading that.

  • Becca C

    I loooooove pecan pie. Stupid allergies.

    • Stacy

      Yeah. Stupid allergies.

  • Sara Shay

    Oh, Stacy!!! When I can get up this is being made (all for me since no one else in this house will eat pecan pie), will try the whole cane sugar I have. And NO I haven’t seen it without corn syrup either. My mom still makes it every year for my brother and I.

    What is oatmeal pie???

    • Stacy

      It’s my favorite pie of all time! Very similar to Pecan Pie…..I should try to re-do it and make it a bit better. :-)

  • Nikki @ Christian Mommy Blogger

    I am not a huge pecan pie fan…this may convert me…yum

    • Stacy

      A conversion!

  • kelly

    This looks marvelous! Always looking for new recipes to use up my pecan stash!

    • Stacy

      You have a pecan stash?! I’m jealous…I’m super cheap and hardly buy them. LOL

      • Kelly

        yes we have some pecan trees in our yard and my husband has a pecan orchard. We sold a bunch for Christmas money, but we still have a few 5 gallon buckets left to crack. If you were near me I would share!

        • Stacy

          That’s AWESOME!