Maw Maw’s Karo Pecan Pie

If you have ever been looking for a recipe for Pecan Pie, you can’t get more authentic than this. Maw Maw is the Cajun  word for Grandmother and it is almost exclusively used in South Louisiana I have bought the pecans and can’t wait to give it a go after the birthday festivities are done xx Rowena

Connie McLeod

I had a sweet memory of my Paw Paw as I was chopping pecans for holiday treats. When I was a little girl we’d go pick pecans from the tree across the street from my grandparent’s home. While sitting in his lap, he’d take out his pocketknife and cut open the pecan—it was like he was peeling an apple—and let me eat the pecan meat.

My Mom and her Daddy, circa 1932My Mom and her Daddy, circa 1932

The picture is my Mom’s favorite of her and her Daddy. I’m sure he peeled pecans for her just like he did for me. I imagine that my mom and her dad would eagerly await the delicious Karo Pecan Pie that my Maw Maw baked for her family.

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Pecans are often given as a gift down here in South Louisiana. A pecan pie is about as Southern as a dessert can get. It’s been a family favorite for…

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