Egg prices are expensive, so make this dessert without eggs

Egg prices have skyrocketed in the last few months due to various reasons including inflation and avian flu.

On grocery store shelves, egg prices climbed an astonishing 49.1% in November from a year earlier. Eggs are often more expensive around the holidays, but eggs remain relatively expensive even in the rearview mirror.

Especially with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, bakers are still going to bake. But if you’re cost-conscious, now might be the time to give up the meringue-frosted cakes and egg tarts. Here, we’ve compiled several egg-free desserts to last you until the prices come down (hopefully).

More information about egg prices:Why are egg prices so high and will they go down? Inside the Perfect Storm Behind Skyrocketing Prices

Upside Down Apple Pecan Pie


Pecans aren’t exactly cheap, but this pie also includes apples, so you’ll only need one cup of nuts, which should only set you back $5 at the store.

Serves: 8

Hands on Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 Hours 5 Minutes


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup pecan halves and 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • Cream Cheese Pie Dough, or other pie dough for double-crust pie, both halves rolled into 10-inch round
  • 6 Rome apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt