Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Mock Pies?

Have any of you out there made the Ritz Mock Apple Pie recipe?

I am starting to think of baking for the holidays and may try it (mainly because I am curious - not because of allergies).

But seeing this recipe made me curious about mock Pecan Pie. Growing up, pecan pie was my absolute favorite! But Bella can't have it (even though she's not allergic to pecans - can't have that cross contamination risk though). But I do want her to experience even a fraction of the joy of this taste sensation, so I am going to do my best to recreate it safely.

I've seen two versions online. One with oats and one with pinto beans (which sounds horrendous, but hey so does a pie full of crackers and people seem to love it).

But I have a few ideas on how to make a nut-free pecan pie up my sleeve and I'll post my findings soon.

Come to think of it, are there any recipes that have nuts (or other allergen) that you wish you could make nut free? Maybe I can take a stab at those too! Leave me a comment -


ChupieandJ'smama said...

Pinto beans? Well let me know how it turns out and maybe I'll try it :)

Pez said...

You could make a pecan pie but replace the pecans with raisins. Back home, we would make them tart-sized those are called butter tarts.

Michelle said...

I'm glad I found this blog. My son was diagnosed with a peanut allergy 1 1/2 years ago. I thought he was safe from pecans until just now. We live on a ranch and the kids and I were having our snacks and art time outside and my son started playing with a large pecan branch. Within minutes he was covered with tumors size hives all over his body. The worst reaction he's ever had. I've medicated him and I think its getting better. I'll have to talk to his allergist, but I might as well get used to being paranoid about pecans as well. Of course, we have a nut free home but I never thought about pecan tree branches....

Sheila said...

I have friends who have pecan trees and have pecan all over the ground. So, we get pecans that haven't been through a peanut contaminated factory! Woohoo!