National Pecan Pie Day is observed annually on July 12th. The delicious pecan pie is made primarily with corn syrup, pecan nuts, salt and vanilla flavoring with some variations including sugar syrup and molasses or maple syrup. Chocolate and bourbon whiskey are popular additions in some regions of the country. Pecan pie is often served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Pecan pie is considered a specialty of Southern U.S. cuisine.
Attempts - Origin - Pie - Recipes - Claims
The attempts to trace the origin of pecan pie have not found any recipes dated earlier than 1897, even though there are claims made of the pie existing in the early 1800s in Louisiana. Well known...