Have you ever used rice syrup? A few years ago, I had not. I was at Whole Foods, thinking about how to make my traditional pecan pie, when I realized I certainly shouldn’t use corn syrup.
I asked one of the employees what she would do. She immediately pointed out the rice syrup and told me you could use that instead of corn syrup.
So…I tried it. And my family loved the pie that year.
So what is brown rice syrup?
Well, it is an organic sweetener of distilled rice flour with a delicate flavor. It is sold in jars in the baking aisle in especially health food stores…or Tropical traditions can bring it to your doorstep.
This past Holiday season, I tried the Tropical Traditions brand, as I was very pleased with some of their other products. The price is very reasonable and they have quick and reliable shipping.
Some things about TT rice syrup:
- Gluten Free
- Certified Organic
- Ideal sweetener for hypoallergenic diets
- Easy to digest
- Great source of sustainable energy
- Non-distinct flavor
- Complements a wide variety of foods
After getting my rice syrup, I used this recipe for Maple Pecan Pie. I did leave out the bourbon one time and I liked it better without.
It was fantastic! This is my husband’s new favorite pie. I think Easter will have to have a pecan pie now also:)
While using the rice syrup is perfect for a pecan pie, you can use rice syrup in many ways—pretty much whenever you need sweetener.
Try it now, while it is on sale: Special Price! – Organic Brown Rice Syrup – 16 oz.
Check it out on Tropical Traditions. You can find lots of recipes on their blog http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com.