Traditionally, pecan pie is a made with corn syrup and brown sugar. We wanted to make it a little healthier with sugar that is a little lower on they glycemic index for those who are watching their sugar intake. We also love the way pecan pie made with this healthy coconut sugar has a richer caramel flavor. We added a hint of brandy extract to the batter giving it a unique twist.
Our pastry chef mixes one sugar, pecan and egg mixture and then arranges exactly 50 pecans on top of that mixture in a circular pattern around the edge of the pie, as pictured. It is a dramatic and gorgeous presentation, and takes a lot less time than you think. Just pay attention that all the pecans are either all facing up or facing downward, so the look i uniform.