How Pecan Pie Became A Southern Icon

“With the highest production of pecans being in Southern states like Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Louisiana, it comes as little surprise that pecan pie remained in the region. After the innovation of a Southern slave and the promotional efforts of Karo, pecan pies were soon boasted as the pie of the South by various cookbooks and magazines, and in Texas, it is the state’s most iconic dessert.

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