I'm just going to say it... I don't like pecan pie. It's the very last dessert I would choose on Thanksgiving or Christmas. Actually I wouldn't even choose it at all, I would rather go DESSERTLESS than have a piece of pecan pie. Hence, I have never made one. Never.
However, my husband and father both love pecan pie. So I decided to try it out this year. What got me convinced was this:
Whiskey Maple Cream Sauce. Oh my. I had to try it. And try it I did! Delicious!
I went right on ahead and used Ree's Pecan Pie recipe as well. I didn't have any more corn syrup so I substituted with a simple syrup made with 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water, cooking over low heat until the sugar was dissolved. The verdict... it was great AND the cream sauce was amazing!
I even used the leftover sauce to pour over monkey bread in the morning. Try it, I dare you.