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When making Pecan Pie do you use maple syrup or corn syrup? Why?

My family loves pecan pie I make it with maple syrup my husband prefers the way his mom makes it with corn syrup. Which do you think make the tastiest pie?


Asked by mrsljamieson at 3:38 AM on Dec. 11, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (9)
  • I have not used either, but maple syrup sounds good!

    Answer by KTMOM at 8:47 AM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • MAPLE IS HEALTHIER, and much richer in flavour. Corn syrup is disgusting, low grade crap.

    Answer by SamKJones at 3:51 AM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Maple it is so yummy. Real maple is so so expensive. Corn syrup is a less expensive alternative. Why not alternate. He has memories that should be hononred.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 3:57 AM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • I would use real maple, I try to avoid the fake processed stuff

    Answer by Scuba_Momma at 4:30 AM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Cool! I've never heard of making it with maple syrup - I'll have to try that. Out of curiosity, how do you handle the difference in viscosity? Corn syrup is so much thicker than maple, doesn't it make the pie runny?

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 8:15 AM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • You can purchase dark maple syrup to make it the old fashioned way. The caramelizeation takes place in the oven. It will be delish. I owned a bakery for 20 years and worked in various other bakeries for 10 more years. So you can trust me.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 5:27 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Maple

    Answer by sstepph at 6:22 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Corn syrup - I don't like the maple flavor. For pancakes I make homemade vanilla brown sugar syrup, so much better than that junk in a bottle.

    Answer by scout_mom at 7:39 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • I personally do not use real or natural maple syrup - I use Mrs. Butterworth pancake syrup - I know yikes! but it is so yummy. Viscosity is similar to the corn syrup.


    Comment by mrsljamieson (original poster) at 8:34 PM on Dec. 11, 2010