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Pecan pie or pumpkin pie? Which would you choose?

Posted by on Nov. 22, 2011 at 6:41 AM
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6 Pecan Pie Recipes That Will Make You Forget About Pumpkin

Posted by Julie Ryan Evans
on Nov 21, 2011 

pecan pie

Pumpkin is a bit of a spotlight hog this time of year. From pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin bread and everything in between, pumpkin is the reigning queen. Then along comes Thanksgiving, and we all bow to her mightiness when it comes to pie. Which is fine, if you're pleased with pumpkin. Personally, I'm more of a pecan kind of girl.

Pecans are just as seasonal, and while they may not be as sexy as the plump pumpkin, they are delicious and nutritious in their own right. I love the sweet combined with the salty, all wrapped up in a delicious pecan pie. The only problem -- there are so many delicious ways to make one. Here are a six of the most scrumptious pecan pie recipes you can imagine.

1. Chocolate-Pecan Pie

I shared this recipe last year, but it's worth sharing again because it's that good. Easy, accurate, and amazing, I can't even begin to count the number of times I've made this recipe. If you're new to pecan pie, it's a great one to try for beginners.

Pastry crust for a 10-inch pie (I use a frozen one, but you can make your own if you like)
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips
Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for topping

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place pie dough in pan.

Whisk the eggs together to blend, add in sugars, flour, and salt, and whisk until smooth. Then add the melted butter and vanilla.

Stir in pecans and chocolate.

Pour into the prepared pie shell and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue baking until the filling is set -- about 30 minutes longer.

2. Bourbon Pecan Pie

This recipe from Paula Deen calls for some of the good stuff -- bourbon. A slice of the pie with a little shot certainly hits the spot after a long day with relatives.

3. Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Yay for the yams, which pair perfectly with the pecans in this decadent pie.

4. Pecan Pie With Kahlua and Chocolate Chips

Here's another great recipe that gives you an excuse to bring out the booze (note: Kahlua in coffee is divine). Not only that, but this pie is packed with amazing flavor and will fly out of the pan.

5. Maple Bacon Pecan Pie

Of course, there has to be one with bacon. In this case, it's really a good thing too, and the bacon does in fact make it better.

6. Caramel Pecan Pie

This is my favorite recipe second only to the aforementioned chocolate pecan version. When I have my way -- I have a slice of both.

Do you prefer pecan or pumpkin pie? What's your favorite way to make pecan pie?

by on Nov. 22, 2011 at 6:41 AM
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nana9106
by on Nov. 22, 2011 at 7:19 AM

 I love Pecan Pie!

alinker
by on Nov. 22, 2011 at 7:21 AM
I love love LOVE pecan pie but both my boys are allergic to nuts so that is out of the question unless they aren't with me
LadyJaneof3
by on Nov. 22, 2011 at 8:00 AM

I love pumpkin pie but I'm the only one in my house :(

DH loves pecan pie so that's what I tend to make.

babygurl6162008
by Member on Nov. 22, 2011 at 8:02 AM
I never tried pecan pie so I'm gonna say pumpkin not to mention dh doesn't like nuts
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amy7243
by on Nov. 22, 2011 at 8:04 AM
Yum~yum! Maple bacon sounds good!
BetcCarter
by on Nov. 22, 2011 at 8:06 AM

I love pecan pie but I have to have pumpkin at thanksgiving!

Leopard44
by on Nov. 22, 2011 at 8:07 AM

Both :P

momofsixangels
by on Nov. 22, 2011 at 8:17 AM

Pumpkin!

mrsnoble2004
by ♥Arlene♥ on Nov. 22, 2011 at 8:37 AM

BOTH lmao

kjbennett26
by Kate♥ on Nov. 22, 2011 at 11:04 AM

 PUMPKIN all the way!!!  My work even makes this amazing pumpkin cheesecake!!!

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