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Light Georgia Pecan Pie with Honey Pecan Topping

Light Georgia Pecan Pie with Honey Pecan Topping

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell or prepared rolled pie dough (formed into a 9-inch pie pan)
  • Honey Crunch Topping (recipe follows)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven 375 °F.

  2. In mixing bowl, beat together eggs, sugar, corn syrup, flour, and vanilla until creamy. Stir in pecans.

  3. Pour into pie shell, bake 40-50 minutes or until pie is set.

  4. Honey Crunch Topping

    In small pot, combine brown sugar, butter, and honey.

  5. Cook over low heat until comes to a boil, stirring. Stir in pecans. Remove from heat.

  6. During last 5 minutes of baking, remove pie from oven, spread topping evenly over top. Return to oven, broil until topping is bubbly and golden brown, watching carefully.

  7. Terrific Tidbit: The pie may be made without the topping for an even more lightened version.

Nutritional information per serving (without Honey Crunch Topping)

Calories 280
Protein (g) 3
Carbohydrate (g) 40
Fat (g) 13
Calories from Fat (%) 42
Saturated Fat (g) 2
Dietary Fiber (g) 1
Sugars (g) 32
Cholesterol (mg) 42
Sodium (mg) 136
Diabetic Exchanges: 2.5 other carbohydrate, 2.5 fat

Pecan pie always pops up as a favorite -but this simple, light six ingredient recipe will quickly win your heart with a show-stopping Honey Pecan Topping. Georgia pecans are highlighted in this picture-perfect dessert with a rich chopped pecan filling and incredible crunch topping. For the crust, the choice is yours with the convenient pre-made pastry shell or prepared rolled pie dough.

Recipe Source

Holly Clegg, courtesy of Georgia Pecan Commission