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Only have light Karo syrup for a pecan pie, but prefer dark--will subbing part molasses do the trick?

asked by jane_grenier almost 8 years ago

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drbabs
drbabs

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added almost 8 years ago

Dark corn syrup is light corn syrup plus molasses and artificial coloring. So, yes, you can substitute.

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cheater chef
added almost 8 years ago

How about using some dark brown sugar instead of the other sugar in the recipe.

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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames

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added almost 8 years ago

Subbing a significant amount of molasses (more than a tablespoon) will give it a strong flavor that will interfere, in my opinion, with the pecan. I agree with cheater chef, that you should sub some dark brown sugar. If you don't have brown sugar, use just a teaspoon or two at most of molasses. ;o)

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Nora
added almost 8 years ago

I agree with cheater. My fave pecan pie uses only brown sugar. I find the syrup flavor off-putting by comparison.

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jessm4
added almost 8 years ago

i don't mind using molasses -treacle works just as well also. if you've not tried bourbon peacan pie- it's an awesome take on the traditional recipe.

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