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Cooking Charlie - Pecan Pie with Blackstrap Molasses and Sweet Curry Crust

Posted to: Recipes by Donna Levy on Jun 25, 2018

This dessert recipe was fairly easy and familiar.  After numerous holiday seasons, we can definitely say we know our way around a pecan pie. 

This pecan pie, however, did have some interesting spices added.  Curry powder in the crust yielded a bright yellow hue and a somewhat savory note to the pie.  The orange caramel balanced the overwhelming sweetness that is sometimes characteristic of a pecan pie.  The candied pecans that garnished the plate were spiced with curry, paprika, black pepper, and cayenne for just a touch of spice throughout out the dish.  Overall, the pie was delicious and beautiful to plate, but we did find the curry flavor to be a little lacking throughout the dish and next time we will definitely amp up the curry in both the crust and candied pecans.