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.
My daughter in law is from South Carolina and pronounces it.. "pee-can"
It tastes really good!
Yummy! I grew up on pecan pie, thanks to my dad's having spent memorable years of his childhood in Florida. Our family versions alternated molasses and dark Karo corn syrup.
It's wonderful that you've created a gluten- and sugar-free recipe. Even though I'm not gluten intolerant, I like the nuances of gluten-free recipes.
Thank you for reading! Yes, moms and gramdmas make this pie best :)
I'm glad you like them! Pumpkin pie is good, too.
I only started to like pecan pie a few years ago (I'm a northerner, and never saw these pies as a kid). I'm still more of a fruit pie or pumpkin pie lover, but a slice of a good pecan pie is quite heavenly too.
Thank you! It is good to splurge once in a while, and this is a good recipe to do it on :)
This is a really nice page. I love pecan pie. Like Jo, I'll have to look for corn syrup here. I'm trying to cut down on sweets, but I still make a few things. Pecan pie is one of the things I'd like to make on special occasions.
Pecan pie is delicious and this recipe is extra special because it's gluten free. Pinned to Food and Recipe board.
You're welcome! It's a very simple recipe and hard to mess up.