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Old 11-12-2019, 07:52 AM
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I baked 2 dozen mini pecan pies. I planned to keep a dozen for my family and give a dozen to a close family friend. (Our friend loves my pecan pies.) DH and I could not resist and ate one.
It wasnít as sweet...it was missing something. I think I was distracted and may not have added the right amount of sugar.

I donít feel right giving our friend a dozen bland mini pecan pies. So I am baking a regular pecan pie to give to our friend. My family will have 11 mini pies but what do I do with the other 12 pies?

Have you ever cooked/baked something and plan to give it away only to have it not come out quite right?


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Old 11-12-2019, 07:54 AM
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Are they really that bland? Will she notice?

Is there a shelter nearby you could deliver them to?
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:04 AM
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I’d still give them to the friend with a note: These aren’t as sweet as you—please serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
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Sweet as you
Old 11-12-2019, 08:09 AM
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Amiga's suggestion is excellent! So many people are cutting back on sugar so a not so sweet pecan pie might just hit hit the spot! I'd take a gift pie any way it came.
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:19 AM
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Try sprinkling a layer of large grain sugar on one and place it under the broiler until it bubbles, kind of like a sugar top crust.


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Good suggestions
Old 11-12-2019, 08:42 AM
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Amiga, I may give some mini pies to my neighbor with that sweet note.

Retiredkat, I will try it. Never thought about it.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:41 AM
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LaFish, Iím with mhugs about sugar. I love chocolate (and eat too much of it), but just the thought of pecan pie makes my teeth hurt. Thatís too much sugar even for me. Iíll bet your pies would be perfect as is for many of us.
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I think you might want
Old 11-12-2019, 09:59 AM
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someone else to taste them before going on to bake another pie.
I sometimes find fault with my own baked goods to have other people taste it and love it and claim it is perfect.
Just a thought.
BTW-some people find the average pecan pie too sweet and might like the ones you made better.

Mini pies are so much work but I do love them. If you want to make mini apple pies this recipe is amazing.
https://bromabakery.com/mini-apple-p...maple-frosting
The only change I make is that after cooking the apples there is a lot of liquid in the pot. I take out the apples and boil down the liquid then cool it. I place a small amount on the apple filling when making the mini pies.
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I think we have all had baking fails
Old 11-12-2019, 02:50 PM
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What about dusting with powdered sugar and serving with rich vanilla ice cream?

I have also had pecan pie where the entire slice was dipped in chocolate. Maybe that would sweeten them up.
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Be careful with the shelter option
Old 11-12-2019, 03:07 PM
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Soon you might be trying to pawn off your muffin bottoms on them. The homeless don’t want muffin bottoms.


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Chocolate, another possibility...
Old 11-12-2019, 03:51 PM
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It would be interesting to try scooping them out, mixing everything together, roll into balls, refrigerate, then dip in melted chocolate.... "pecan pie truffles!"

With ProTeacher, who needs The Food Network, except for maybe a recipe for muffin bottoms?
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:32 PM
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Quote:
some people find the average pecan pie too sweet
i don't know WHO those people are, but i'm not one of them!

i LOVE my pecan pie super-sweet and rich!
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:04 PM
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Would it be possible to put a chocolate topping on them? A thick, rich chocolate ganache (??spelling is hard at this time of night) would add some sweetness and make your mini pies even more decadent.
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:18 PM
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Take them to the fire station to give to the unsung heros. Bet they would love them.
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:21 PM
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LaFish, have someone else taste them - you may be surprised. I, too, prefer less sweet pecan pies. If I were you, I would still consider giving them.

*Hifi, I see what you did there.
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:58 AM
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LaFish, the pies are probably just fine. If one likes pecan pies, I'm sure he/she will enjoy various variations!

Tia, I'm with you! I love pecan pies and do not find them too sweet!
To me, a plain Hershey's candy bar it too sweet, but not a slice of pecan pie-go figure!
Now, I'm craving a piece of pecan pie!!!
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