Pecan pie is another name for nostalgia, more so because it takes us back to our childhood days when we couldn't wait for a bite of the decadent dessert as it continued to bake in the oven.

Made with the lip-smacking combination of sweet and salty whilst having an eclair-like sticky texture -- nutty pies are one of the most favored American desserts. During Thanksgiving holiday mealtimes, Pecan pies are the centerpiece of the dinner table. The tasty, gooey filling and the moist and crumbly crust in pecan pies make them a perfect snack for children as well.

To honor the chocolaty variant of the popular pie, Aug. 19 is designated as National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day. The pies taste all the more delicious when chocolates are added to them.

To mark the day, below is a simple recipe for pecan pie -- the tasty fare that has come to be loved for ages. Try this at home and your kids will go ga-ga over it. (Courtesy: All


  • White sugar: 1 and 3/4 cups
  • Dark corn syrup: 1/4 cups
  • Butter: 1/4 cups
  • Coldwater: 1 tablespoon
  • Cornstarch: 2 teaspoons
  • Eggs: 3
  • Salt: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Chopped pecans: 1 1/4 cups
  • Unbaked pie shell: 9 inch


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Take a medium saucepan and add sugar, corn syrup, butter, water and cornstarch to it and stir. Turn on the heat, place it over and bring it to a full boil.

Take a large bowl and beat the eggs until completely frothy. Fold in the syrup mixture. Add salt, vanilla and pecans. Transfer the mix into a pie shell. Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes and your pie will be ready to serve.

A quick tip: Drizzle some chocolate ganache or choco sauce atop the pie to make it irresistibly awesome.

Here are some quotes about pecan pie that stand true to its popularity. (Courtesy: A to Z quotes)

  • "I just clipped 2 articles from a current magazine. One is a diet guaranteed to drop 5 pounds off my body in a weekend. The other is a recipe for a 6-minute pecan pie."- Erma Bombeck
  • "I make a mean pecan pie, and I have a great recipe for pralines - also using pecans. Pralines take a lot of patience, and patience is a must in the duck blind as well as in the kitchen. Good things come to those who wait."- Phil Robertson
  • "I think I'm a lot like other moms out there who feel like if we don't have the pecan pie we have every year, then it just won't be Christmas."- Faith Hill

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