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How to celebrate National Pecan Pie Day


If it’s true that there’s nothing more American than apple pie, then it stands to reason that there’s nothing more Georgian than pecan pie (OK, we’ll make an exception for peaches and fried chicken). 

National Pecan Pie Day, a celebration of the sweet treat, is tomorrow, and we want to help you celebrate with recipes and some of the best places to enjoy a slice or two.

Buy some pie

Homemade is nice, but if you don’t have time to make it yourself, check out these metro Atlanta spots that serve up slices of pecan (and lots of other varieties, too:

These 5 metro Atlanta places serve up a slice of heaven

5 places to get great pie OTP

Make your own

Fancy yourself a baker (or a wannabe)? Check out these recipes for can’t-miss pecan pie:

Get a little boozy with this bourbon pecan pie recipe

Inject a little fruit with this pecan cranberry pie recipe

Make this chocolate and nut Kentucky pie, a slightly healthier pecan pie

Atlanta pastry chefs share their tips for perfect pie crust


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