National Pecan Pie Day is a wonderful, delicious holiday celebrated on July 12th. The history of this famous pie in America spans 125 years. Besides pecan nuts, corn syrup and vanilla are also added, but each housewife has a signature ingredient, such as chocolate, cream, or bourbon.
In the early 19th century, people in the southern United States began baking pies with nuts and custard. The most popular recipe appeared in Mary Randolph’s Virginia Housewife, a cookbook published in 1824. And in the early 20th century, Karo Products helped promote and popularize this pie.
- The pecan has a rich history, and its nutritional value and flavor are different from other types of nuts.
- The closest relative of the pecan is the walnut, but it has a softer texture and a milder flavor.
- The homeland of this nut is America, where it was first used by the native inhabitants. The largest plantings are found in states with a warm climate. It is from here that pecans are exported all over the world. By 1920, these states produced about one thousand tons of nuts, and today this figure is about 200 thousand tons.
- Another pecan supplier is Australia. From here, nuts are transported in the summer. They have a richer taste, unlike the American ones.
- Gourmets claim the nut’s taste can be confused with the taste of chocolate and vanilla cookies.
- In the 16th century, the pecan was called the wrinkled nut because of its interesting shape.
- A pecan tree can live for over 300 years.
How to take part
Enjoy pecan pie with a glass of milk or coffee. These treats can be bought at any pastry shop or cafe. Fortunately, the pie recipe is simple, so it will not be difficult to bake it yourself. Come up with your own recipe, add a secret ingredient and be sure to share the dessert with your friends.
When is National Pecan Pie Day celebrated in 2023?
National Pecan Pie Day is observed on July 12 each year.