National Pecan Pie Day
Mid-fall at your grandmother’s house. Even though the sun is shining, the air outside is cool and crisp. You can see the leaves swirling around you in streaks yellow, red, and brown. Then, a deliciously sweet, buttery smell hits your nostrils. Your grandmother says, “Pie’s ready!” You can get it!
Pecan pie! Pecan pie is a favorite in America and around the world. It’s a staple of Southern U.S. food. You can celebrate this wonderful dessert by making your own pecan pie. This sounds delicious, you have to admit.
Pecan pie has many origin stories. Some believe that it was first created by the French shortly after they settled in New Orleans in 1700s. They were introduced to the pecan by Native Americans. Pecan pie was also claimed to have been first made in Alabama in the early 1800s. However, there are no recipes or culinary literature that support these claims.
In 1886, the first pecan pie recipe was published. Pecans were first mashed with custard and then boiled before being poured into a pie crust. Karo syrup’s product was also popularized as a substitute for maple syrup or honey. Pecan pie is mentioned in American literature and television numerous times. It has also become a literary symbol for the Southern States, as shown in the Zac Brown Band’s lyrics:
Pecan pie is still a popular holiday treat, especially at Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Make your own pecan pie! Don’t worry if you don‚Äôt have any culinary skills. This recipe makes pie very easy. Pecans are the best choice if you want to enjoy this Southern classic dessert and make it a memorable one.