National Pecan Pie Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Pecan Pie Day

National Pecan Pie Day 2020 is observed on 12 July 2020 to commemorate one of the favourite American staples and to acknowledge one of the culinary delight, Pecan pie. Get more information about the history of National Pecan Pie Day, facts, quotes and how to celebrate the National Pecan Pie Day 2020 from this article.

Monika | Updated Jul 11, 2020 06:59 AM

National Pecan Pie Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Pecan Pie Day

National Pecan Pie Day 2020

National Pecan Pie Day is celebrated on July 12 of every year across the country. National Pecan Pie Day 2020 aims to celebrate one of the traditional southern United States cuisines. On this National Pecan Pie Day, enjoy the smooth filling and the crunchy pecan pie with the favorite ice cream.

The pecan pie is usually made with syrup of corn, pecan nuts, salt and vanilla flavoring with several combinations including sugar syrup and even molasses of maple syrup. For certain parts of the world chocolate and bourbon whiskey are common additions. Pecan pie is served mostly with a vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

What is the history of National Pecan Pie Day?

The founder and the history of National Pecan Pie Day is unknown. Some people have said that after settling in New Orleans in the 1700's and being introduced to the pecan by the area's Native Americans, French made the Pecan Pie first. Some claim pecan pie was first created in Alabama in the early 1800s; however, there were no recipes or other culinary literature found to support any of those claims.

The first authentic recipe for pecan pie was published in 1886. The pecans were originally mixed with custard, boiled, then poured into a crust and baked. In 1897 one of the earliest recipes for a pecan pie appeared in the Home Journal of the Lady. The "Texas Pecan Pie" recipe was later reprinted in many national newspapers. Six ingredients were included in the recipe such as flour, sweet milk, pecan kernels, eggs and sugar.

Well-known cookbooks like ‘Fannie Farmer’ and ‘The Joy of Cooking’ included this dessert only in 1940. By that time, Karo's syrup had found its way in pastries. The sweet syrup producers enhanced pecan pie 's popularity. Their firm claimed that the pie was a ‘discovery’ in the 1930s by the wife of a corporate sales executive as a ‘new use for corn syrup.’

How to observe the National Pecan Pie Day? 

On this National Pecan Pie Day, buy some freshly baked pecan pie and enjoy with your family. Some of the other ideas to celebrate the day are

as follows:

  • Try out the pecan pie recipe and have it with your loved ones

  • Learn some tips and tricks to get perfect pecan pie

  • Gift the baked pecan pie to friends and relatives

  • Use #NationalPecanPieDay on social media and share the celebration of Pecan Pie Day

Pie - Facts

  • In American literature and television, Pecan pie has been mentioned many times

  • Around $700 million in pies were sold in grocery stores annually

  • During the second Thanksgiving of the pilgrim in 1623, pumpkin pie was first added to the holiday table

  • Boston Cream Pie is a cake and not a pie

  • Pie wasn't just America's favorite dessert but also fruit pies were a popular breakfast meal in the 19th century, eaten before a long day began.

  • More than a one-third of Americans eat pie in bed

  • The Ancient Egyptians around 2,500BC are believed to have eaten pies wrapped around a filling of honey or figs made with ground oats or wheat.

  • 47 percent of Americans who are reminded of the word ‘comforting’ when they think of pie

  • 1 In 5 Americans claim to have eaten a whole pie alone

  • Nine percent of Americans who prefer to eat the crust first in their pie

  • Eighteen percent of men who say their wife make the best homemade pie while two percent of women who say their husbands make the best homemade pie

  • Middle-aged pastries were packed with various types of meat

  • Prick up the pie tops to prevent soggy so that trapped stream while baking will be released 

  • Shoofly pie was specifically created to mark the 100th anniversary of the Philadelphia Declaration of Independence

  • The most famous Apple pie in the U.S. is followed by pumpkin, chocolate, lemon meringue and cherry

Pecan Pie - Quotes

“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 believe in things I can count on, like beer and ESPN and my grandmother's pecan pie.” - Justin Timberlake

"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

"Oxtail soup, summer greens tossed with pecans, grapes, red fennel, and crumbled cheese, hot crab pie, spiced squash, and quails drowned in butter." - George R.R. Martin

"Nothing rekindles my spirits, gives comfort to my heart and mind, more than a visit to Mississippi... and to be regaled as I often have been, with a platter of fried chicken, field peas, collard greens, fresh corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes with French dressing... and to top it all off with a wedge of freshly baked pecan pie." - Craig Claiborne

“I just clipped 2 articles from a current magazine. One is a diet guaranteed to drop 5 pounds off my body on a weekend. The other is a recipe for a 6 minute pecan pie." - Erma Bombe

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National Pecan Pie Day 2020 - FAQs

1. How do you thicken a pecan pie?

The cornstarch helps thicken the mixture and ensures the pie isn't soupy too much. Add some vanilla extract and cinnamon for more flavor, too. Whisk their eggs together.

2. When was pecan pie invented?

In the 1870s and 1880s, the earliest printed pecan recipes started to pop up in Texas cookbooks; the first recipe that most closely resembles what today known as pecan pie was published in 1898 in a cookbook in St. Louis.

3. Where did pecan pie originate from?

Pecan pie originates from the southern United States. It is one of the traditional cuisines in the Southern US.

4. Why is pecan pie so good?

It is a strong source of thiamine and copper, as well. Studies have found pecans can help lower your bad cholesterol (LDL) and total cholesterol levels.