Can You Make Pecan Pie?

Great idea, I thought. Only one small concern: for some reason, with all the pies I’ve baked, pecan pie was not in my repertoire.

Jane's Pecan Pie

Why is pecan pie sometimes called Karo pie in the south? Here's the answer.

I recently offered the gift of four fresh baked pies for a fundraising auction at our church.

“Choose four different pies throughout the year, or four at once for a party,” I invited.

A couple I knew bought my pies, and there was even a bidding war! The woman is a well-known chef in town and a cookbook author, and her husband, a man with whom I had served on a committee, is known to have extremely high standards.

Hmm, I thought. This is going to be interesting.

Then came the email, “Dick would die for a pecan pie from you around the holidays.”

What to do?

Fortunately Thanksgiving was coming up, so in addition to my usual pair of pumpkin pies, I decided to do a pecan pie.

I compared several recipes and adapted one that sounded good to me. It was a great hit at Thanksgiving, so I breathed a sigh of relief and prepared to make Dick his pie.

Next email “How about a pecan pie with some chocolate?”

Back to the drawing board!

But being a big fan of chocolate myself, I had no problem adjusting the recipe to include chocolate. Did he like it?

Check back after Christmas and I’ll let you know!


The post-Christmas report:

"The Christmas chocolate pecan pie broke all previous indoor and outdoor records. What a gustatory dream! What a piemaker!"

Pecan Pie Recipe

Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

How to Make Pie Crust

Pie Recipes

Pie Stories

Pie-Making Equipment

PieChef.com on Facebook!