Alabama NewsCenter: The Best Southern Pecan Pie

| November 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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By Stacey Little
Southern Bite

There’s just something about pecan pie. It has to be one of my favorite desserts. The classic caramel flavors combined with the savory toasted pecans and the sweet vanilla filling just makes my mouth sing.

In our family, pecans have a strong connection to the holidays, so pecan pie always makes me think of those happy times. Perhaps it’s because my grandparents have about 10 huge pecan trees in their yard and my grandmother always included pecan recipes in the holiday plans. Whether it was pecan pie, her easy Pecan Log or even her Icebox Fruitcake, pecans were always prevalent around the holidays.

Now, when it comes to pecan pie in general, many folks complain about their pecan pie not setting up completely and ending up with a runny center. To help prevent that, I include a tablespoon of flour in my filling. This helps the pie set and keeps it all together without affecting the flavor.

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