Pecan pie is a real Southern delicacy that I missed out on due to fussy eating during childhood. Well folks, I'm makin' up for lost time now that I'm a gluttonous adult!

The sheer beauty of this recipe is that if you eat it naked by the light of a waning crescent moon with one foot in the air while listening to "Die Fledermaus", it has absolutely no calories or fat!


Will make you swoon

Mix together:

2 tablespoons melted butter

7 ounces light brown sugar

Add and beat in:

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

¼ teaspoon salt

Add and beat lightly:

8 fluid ounces golden syrup

Pour into an unbaked pie shell (I use Delia's recipe of 4oz flour, 2 oz margarine, 2 oz butter, a little salt, and cold water to bind) and sprinkle on top:

2 ounces pecan or walnut halves

Bake at 375°F for 35 minutes.

This recipe is probably best accompanied by a glass of ice cold milk.

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