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

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drbabs
drbabs November 28, 2010

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

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cheater chef
cheater chef November 28, 2010

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

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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames November 28, 2010

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
Nora November 29, 2010

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
jessm4 December 3, 2010

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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