Pecan Pie

Saturday Supermarket Smarts: Store-Bought Pie Crust

With new products hitting the grocery stands every day, it’s hard to keep up with the latest food trends. Have no fear; we’re here to help! Each week, we’ll be highlighting a new product that’s worthy of a spot in your shopping cart and your kitchen.

The Product

Compared to the preformed version, rolled pie crust costs just $3.74 for a pack of two and takes five minutes to prepare. Perfect for easy Thanksgiving prep!

 

Why You Should Buy It

The flaky texture and buttery flavor of refrigerated rolled pie dough are closer to the homemade stuff. Since it’s not preformed, you can use it for double-pie crusts, mini pies, tarts and other treats. Fan of a more rustic looking pie? You can style this dough any way you like!

 

How You Should Use It

Put your creativity to use! Crimp it; double it up; use cookie cutters. Here are some of our favorite recipes:

Bourbon Pecan Pie

 

Jerk Shrimp Mini Pies

 

Pumpkin-Potato Pie

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Happy Pecan Pie Day!

Pecan pie is a beginner’s dream dessert; the filling doesn’t crack the way custard pies can. Which is why we’re so excited to celebrate it! For the traditional pie, slice it up and top it off with bourbon-infused ice cream. Or try a Pecan Pie-inspired snack or sip, instead!

{Pecan Pie with Bourbon Ice Cream}

Shake up your get-together with this dessert in a glass. The pecan-perfect touch? It’s rimmed with the chopped nut, delish!

{Pecan Pie Martini}

Try to say this five time fast: Pecan Pie Popcorn. Or just give up and munch on this award-worthy snack.

{Pecan Pie Popcorn}

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Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

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Go nuts for pecans!

Happy National Pecan Day! Before we get to our celebration recipe though, let’s take a moment to learn more about the pecan, a buttery flavored tree nut with a soft crunch.

Did you know…

  • The word “pecan” is actually a Native American word?¬†(source)
  • The majority of pecan production happens in the United States, Mexico, Australia and Israel?
  • And last, but not least, that the pecan actually looks like this when it’s still on the tree?

Now, onto our celebration recipe: The Pecan Pie!

Often viewed as a Thanksgiving recipe, the pecan pie can–and should–be enjoyed all year-long.¬†Fabulously easy to make, incredibly indulgent and effortlessly stunning, we’re sure you’ll want to keep digging your fork into this pie. Bake it for your neighborhood block party or your husband’s birthday. No matter what type of occasion, this pie will be a crowd-pleaser. Oh, and be prepared to share your recipe!

Get the recipe: Pecan Pie with Bourbon Ice Cream