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Bring On That Pecan Pie…

pecan pie3Pour some sugar on it baby, don't be shy.  Scoop me up a mess of that chocolate swirl. Don't be stingy I'm a growing girl....  I've been singing that all day!  Anyone know what it's from?

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With allergy season in full gear around here, I finally bought some local honey.  If you haven't heard, there is clear evidence that local honey can help build your tolerance for local allergens. For us, local honey is easy enough to find, in fact my neighbor has even taken up bee-keeping.  Let's just say, TJ was not disappointed when I told him to take a swig of the honey:

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Of course, I wanted to use the honey in a recipe for letter P week.  I had some pecans, I've been singing the pecan pie song, and wa-la... Mini Pecan Pies were born!

Low Fat Mini Pecan Pie Recipe

  • 1 TBL Honey
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1/4 tsp. butter flavored extract
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 TBL chopped pecans
  • dash of apple pie spice (or cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice)
  • 6 Mini Fillo Shells

Warm honey slightly on low heat.  Add egg white slowly, so as to just warm the egg and not make scrambled eggs!  Add the extracts and pecans.   Spoon out mixture by the teaspoonful into mini Fillo Shells.  Bake on a cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes at 350 or until the center can be touched without coming off on your finger.   (optional) drizzle with some low fat caramel sundae sauce.

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Include Pecans in a healthy diet:

Research from Loma Linda University published in the August 2006 issue of Nutrition Research showed that adding just a handful of pecans to your diet each day may help inhibit unwanted oxidation of blood lipids, thus helping prevent coronary heart disease.

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Comments

05/17/2011 9:28am
mmm.. those look so yummy!! do you have a recipe for homemade phyllo dough?
dawn
05/17/2011 5:55pm
these do look yummy. so funny seeing your son guzzle down some honey.
05/17/2011 7:03pm
We don't have allergies around here, but we do primary use local raw honey for sweetener. Thanks for the tip!!
05/17/2011 9:31pm
That would be fun to try Brenda! I haven't made it, but the one on about.com looks easy: http://greekfood.about.com/od/greekbreadspitas/r/phyllo.htm Nisha and Dawn.. we do like that honey!
harvey justine
05/28/2011 11:47pm
Nice mini <a href="www.mypecanpierecipe.com" rel="nofollow">pecan pie recipe</a> you got there. Its not just yummy but it also looks appetizing. this is a sure hit for those mothers who wants to baked something healthy and nutritious for their children. To make it healthier how about put some other fruits on it like apple slices, orange, kiwis, or other nuts like cashew and almonds? How about make some of these during family day or art day? You know it would be fun and learning if you will make some of these with your children allowing them to decorate their finished mini pecan pie like putting whip cream then M&amp;M's or choco chips or fruit slices. On that way, it could actally enhance the artistic side of your children.
08/27/2011 11:00am
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Dana Jenkins
12/21/2011 5:19pm
I love to make these. My family enjoys them, they are beautiful (I love to make pretty food, but only if it taste as good as it looks). I even make them for my husband to take to work for his fellow coal miners. They love them. Thanks for the healthy recipes!

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