Pecan Pie

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By Jeremy Round

Published 1988

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The pecan, pronouced variously in the States, but ‘p’kahri more often than not in the Old South, is a variety of native American hickory nut. The word comes directly from original Indian names.

Sociologist John Egerton’s weighty volume, Southern Food, traces the history of pecan pie – undoubtedly the South’s favourite dessert – back to a pie of molasses which was popular in the early nineteenth century. This was pretty much like our own treacle tart.</