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I made a pecan pie using an old tried and true recipe, except the recipe called for oleo, and I used butter. It would not cream and there was a white layer of something under the top layer of pecans. It did not ruin the flavor of the pie, but it was not right. Can oleo, only, be used in a pecan pie?
By Elizabeth from Dodson Prairie, TX
I live in Georgia and I would advise to never use anything but butter. The taste is definitely better (not oily) and adds a richness to the pie. Anything less would be a crime!
Remember that we had butter before oleo was ever invented! You can use butter in the place of anything else a recipe calls for. I always use real butter in all my baked goods. I am from the South and we believe in butter! ;o)
I am not sure what you mean about the butter didn't cream? Most Pecan Pie recipes I've seen use melted butter. As long as your pie tasted good I wouldn't worry about a little white layer from using a natural product. Margarine is not allowed in my home and I can tell when someone else has used it to cook or bake!
I didn't know you could use anything but butter in a pecan pie! Beats everything else, hands down!