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All About Texas Pecan Pie

There’s no doubt that pie is the iconic American dessert. Not only is it traditionally a part of almost every American holiday, but the term “American Pie” has even been used in films and songs. These days, you can find pies in almost every flavor imaginable – from rich, silky cream pies to light and refreshingly luscious citrus pies. Here in Texas, pecan pies rule supreme. Whether you prefer your slice paired with a tall glass of milk, black coffee, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, there are plenty of reasons to go nuts when it comes to our Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie.

The Filling

There’s something irresistible about the rich, chewy interior that fills every truly Texan pecan pie to the brim. While some modern pies use “healthier” versions to try and replace real ingredients with low-fat substitutes, we believe that some things are too good to be messed with. That’s why we stick to our grandmother’s legendary Texas pecan pie recipe which calls for farm fresh eggs, and the best vanilla you can find. The result is a filling that is as decadent as melted gold.

The Pecans

We’ll be the first to admit that Brazos pecans are tough nuts to crack. Of course, we know it would be easier and less time consuming for us to use pecans that have been modified to be larger or pecans that have been “improved” to grow thinner shells. But after testing dozens of different varieties, we had to accept the natural savory, sweet flavor that Brazos pecans are famous for. And we don’t believe in settling for anything less. So as a sign of our commitment to using the best pecans in the world, we’ve even named our pies Brazos Bottom Pecan Pies.

Inside every pie, you’ll find nothing but whole pecans. That’s because we know that broken nuts just don’t deliver the same, satisfying crunch that we expect in our pies. Plus, they just don’t look as good, and our pies are meant to look the part and taste even better.

The Crust

While the filling and toppings are both important, everyone knows that a pie is always judged by its crust, and rightfully so. A soggy crust can cause your entire pie to collapse while a dense pie crust can make it hard to finish even a single slice. Is there anything more disheartening than to see your dinner guests carefully eat all of their pie filling while avoiding the crust?

You’ll never have to worry when you order a pie from Goode Company BBQ Hall of Flame. We’ve perfected our pie crust recipe so that each Texas pecan pie is blanketed in a flaky crust that is light enough to melt in your mouth and sturdy enough to support all of the good inside. Try enjoying a leftover slice (if you have any) straight from the fridge – you’ll find that the pie crust tastes like a shortbread cookie.

The Packaging

A Texas pecan pie from Goode Company BBQ Hall of Flame makes a great gift, especially when you bring it to a group with a big sweet tooth. We’ve had our pies given as gifts of gratitude to local firefighters and police departments. They’ve been appreciated by hosts and have helped break the ice between new neighbors. Our Brazos Bottom Pecan Pies have even been devoured by foreign dignitaries, A-list movie stars and professional athletes. What makes our pies hold their own as gifts to even the most distinguished recipients?

Part of it has to do with our packaging.

We’ve designed special pine keepsake boxes to hold every pie we deliver. The boxes, not only beautiful to look at, but protect your pie so that it arrives at its destination without a crumb out of place. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that our Texas pecan pies have gained even greater nationwide recognition since they made an appearance in Oprah’s 0 Magazine.

 

Sources:

History of Pies. American Pie Council. Retrieved from http://www.piecouncil.org/Events/NationalPieDay/HistoryOfPies

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