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3 Secrets to Perfect Pecan Pie (Page 4)

Secret 3: Cut Back on Sugar

3. Cut Back on Sugar

Pecan pie has a reputation for being sweet. That comes from the collective 2 cups or more of sweetener (corn syrup, sugar) that some traditional recipes call for! My teeth hurt just thinking about it. This Maple Pecan Tart recipe uses only 1 cup of sweetener (maple syrup and brown sugar)—half of what you would find in a traditional recipe. Plus, the filling gets an extra punch of flavor from chopped dried cherries. Unconventional—yes. But they deliver more sweet flavor with just a hint of sour so you won’t miss the cloying sweetness from that extra cup of sugar.

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