Pecan pie is one of those things I only started liking when I was an adult. Perhaps it’s because pecan pie is more of a Southern thing than a northern thing, or maybe because I never really liked pecans. But now, for some reason, it’s one of my favorite pies for Thanksgiving.
One of the best parts about a pecan pie is the fact that it is so easy to make. Although it is a one crust pie, you don’t have to pre-bake it. Just use your favorite pie crust recipe, add the filling, and bake. Also, besides the pecans themselves, the ingredients are all very basic: sugar, eggs, corn syrup, etc. It’s probably easier than making a pumpkin pie from the back of a can of Libby’s pumpkin.
The other day, as I was eating it, I was thinking the filling tasted a lot like caramel, but then I thought maybe I was being silly. When I was developing my recipe for some pecan pie bars, however, I checked out Ree Drummond’s (the Pioneer Woman) recipe, and on her post, she talked about how pecan pie was like caramel in the middle.
These are some of the best pecan pies around the web.
We all know the South is famous for pecan pie. So they naturally would have the best Southern Pumpkin Pie recipe.
Would you like to see the recipe that beat out Bobby Flay in a Throwdown? Here’s a link to Pioneer Woman’s recipe.
You can’t ever go wrong with Elise Bauer from Simply Recipes. Try her gorgeous pie here.
Here’s Babble’s own simple recipe that uses less corn syrup and fewer pecans than most recipes.
Try Angie’s amazing recipe for an apple pie with pecans and caramel.
Maybe you’d like a sweet potato recipe that uses pecans, but not a full pecan pie.
These pecan squares by Ina Garten are the dessert of my dreams. Her recipe makes enough for a huge crowd, and better yet, they’re dipped in chocolate.