Bourbon Pecan Pie

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Preparation info

  • Serves at Least

    8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Around the World in 80 Dishes: Classic Recipes from the World's Favourite Chefs

Around the World in 80 Dishes

By David Loftus

Published 2012

  • About

Our final New York dish is pecan pie, served in diners up and down this great city. Originally based on a ‘transparent pie’ — a pie with a glossy sweet filling made of brown sugar, molasses or maple syrup — it was probably invented by a native of New Orleans, having purchased a few handfuls of the southern nuts from an Algonquian Indian. ‘Pecan’ is Algonquian for ‘hard nut to crack’ — a little like our illustrious hero.