Any Southern gathering isn't complete without a pecan pie. Whether it's Thanksgiving, Christmas, or no special occasion at all, you can be sure pecan pie will be served.
Pecan pie has its roots in the South, but its popularity has quickly spread to the rest of the country and the world. Gourmet chefs have even discovered pecan pie and put their own personal spin on the recipe.
We here in the South don't mind if everyone loves our pecan pie. After all, the Southern region of the United States is known for its hospitality, and I like to think of pecan pie as the South's gift to the world.
But what are the origins of pecan pie? Why does everyone sing its praises? I'll discuss pecan pie's roots, its ingredients, and even a linguistics lesson. I'll also teach you how to make your own so you can enjoy this little slice of Southern heaven.
But don't worry, Dieters, I've got you covered. I've also included a gluten-free, sugar-free pecan pie recipe just for you.