This was the best pecan pie I've ever had!!! I am generally a big fan of pecan pie, so I was a little wary of Cooking Light's take on this infamous dessert. The addition of dates added a perfect complexity to the sweetness of the pie. Next time, I might add more pecans to the filling. The crust recipe provided was also pretty foolproof. I froze the crust overnight and thawed it for about 10 minutes. It was not the flakiest crust I have ever made, but it was fun to press the dough into the pie plate like that. All in all, the pie was a perfect way to end our Christmas meal.
Pecan and Date Pie
SadhanaSara Posted: 12/26/08
flowerpot916 Posted: 11/30/10
I'm addicted. Absolutely the best pecan pie ever. Who knew adding dates could make a plain pecan pie so spectacular?
CaliforniaTeri Posted: 11/26/10
Completely stole the show at Thanksgiving dinner!
SanMarcosDates Posted: 09/14/10
Looks mouth watering!!! I hope to try this recipe real soon! If anyone would like to try this recipe with fresh, home grown medjool dates please feel free to log onto my site at www.sanmarcosdatefarm.com
rstarrlemaitre Posted: 11/14/11
Wonderfully sticky dense interior from the combination of the dates and pecans. Next time I would definitely increase the pecans though! The pie filling is also very sweet, between 1 cup corn syrup and 1/2 cup brown sugar - perhaps a touch less brown sugar next time and this would be perfect.