Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays…. In my family, it’s always been a big affair hosted at my parents’ house with lots of family and friends. The crew changes from year to year but there’s always a core group of us. Anyway…. this is all to say that my mom wants new members at the table to feel at home, so she always asks their favorite dish. Years ago, when I was in college, I had a friend visiting for Thanksgiving and all this person wanted was pecan pie. Pecan pie wasn’t part of our repertoire of desserts at that point but my mom said sure (!) and set about finding the best pecan pie recipe she could.
This recipe came from Wayside Inn in Virgina and it has been part of our Thanksgiving ever since.
It is one of the easiest pies I’ve ever made and it is really yummy! It has a simple classic pie shell (we use pre-made gluten-free pie crusts these days as there are many delicious options) and the filing is sweet, slightly gooey and packed with pecans!
Super yummy! And a perfect addition to Thanksgiving dessert!