Thanksgiving Pecan Pies
Pecan Pie with Candied Ginger and Rum
For a wonderful contrast to the sweetness of her pecan pie, master baker Alice Medrich adds minced candied ginger and a splash of rum to the filling.
Chocolate Pecan Tart
Lydie Marshall’s friend Heidi Trachtenburg, a born baker, helped develop the recipe for this light, elegant version of the American classic. Unlike most pies, this tart is just as good when baked a day ahead as long as it is not refrigerated.
Caramel-Pecan Hand Pies
At Seattle’s High 5 Pie, owner Dani Cone has responded to popular demand by making these adorable, portable pies (she calls them “flipsides”), available not just in the fall but year-round.
Georgia Pecan Pie
Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon
Coarsely chopping the pecans makes the pie easy to slice, although David Lebovitz leaves some whole for visual effect.
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Dark chocolate gives this classic dish a deep flavor and fudgy texture.
Texas State Fair Pecan Pie
This extraordinarily rich and sweet dessert was the winner at the 1996 State Fair of Texas State pie competition, which Dean Fearing helped judge. “Out of 140 pies, this one was it,” he says. “Her name was Bobby Lee; she never told me her last name.”