My pecan pie is better than yours. Sorry.
1. My pecan pie is made with maple syrup.
Most pecan pies are made with corn syrup. Does anyone really get excited about the taste of corn syrup? Feel free to make a case for it the comments, but I won’t believe you anyway.
Maple syrup, however, is a different story. I could drink it! It makes for a killer pecan pie!
2. My pecan pie has a bacon brown sugar shortbread crust.
In many pies, the crust is an afterthought or something that comes from the freezer section at the grocery store. The bacon brown sugar shortbread crust on my pecan pie is an exceptional dessert all on its own. With bacon bits throughout and a little bit of bacon grease for added flavor, it achieves the trifecta of sweet, salty, and buttery.
3. My pecan pie has a secret ingredient.
Don’t scrunch your face all funny when I tell you that the secret ingredient in my pecan pie is a splash of BBQ sauce. Sweet and smokey BBQ sauce adds a complexity to pecan pie that will wow tasters and leave them trying to guess why this pie rocks so hard.
My pecan pie is based on my cowboy bars, which have a very similar flavor profile. I can’t get enough!
If you live in the St. Louis area, you can buy some of this pie on Saturday from 11-4 at Pappy’s Smokehouse (profits will benefit Siteman Cancer Center). If you don’t live it St. Louis, make this pie on your own!