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Nov 24, 2010 05:50 AM

Lyle's Golden Syrup subsititution

Hi all!

I'm making a pecan pie for tomorrow, and the recipe I have calls for 1/2 cup of Lyle's Golden Syrup, as well as 3/4 cup of dark or light corn syrup. I can't find Lyle's anywhere, and am wondering if I can just use more of the corn syrup? or would something else be better?

Thanks all!

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  1. Yup, it's not really the same flavor, but if you can't find it, you can't find it. If you use a little dark corn syrup with mostly light, you may get a reasonable approximation of flavor and color, but just use what you got.

    I prefer cane syrup over corn if you can find that at this short notice.

    1. Growing up abroad we used Lyle's for everything. Imagine my dismay, as a child returning to the good old US of A, when my Mom couldn't find Lyle's. The closest she came to replicating Lyle's was taking light corn syrup and adding a little honey to "broaden" the flavor profile of the corn syrup. I remember she used a very light honey.