Thursday, April 14, 2011

Today is National Pecan Pie Day

Sometimes I wonder who designates holidays for a particular day. For example, today it's National Pecan Pie Day. Why on April 14? Is this a particularly important day in pecan history? Is the person who came up with pecan pie born on this date? I would think it would be better to have it in the fall or winter, when (I think) people are more pie-oriented. Even the more general National Pie Day is in January.

So anyway, let's make a pecan pie today. Here's a classic recipe from Karo syrup, and here's a Pecan Torte with Chocolate Glaze from Marcia Adams. Or how about a Sweet Potato Pecan Pie, from AllRecipes

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