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I Know Why I Can't Find Pecan Pie

Updated on October 5, 2013


Why can't I find any pecan pie during certain parts of the year? That's the million dollar question. The question I have been hoping to answer for centuries now. The mystery of life and bane of my research.

Any pecan pie recipe will make me smile until my face splits. I love pecan pie like a vulture loves carcass.

It seems the summer months are the worst for pecan pie. During this time, I find it easier to find a comfortable spot on a glacier than a pecan pie at the store.

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The Investigation

Fed up with my pecan pie woes, I went to the local supermarket and noted all of the popular store-bought pre-made pies. Then I came home and emailed two of these pie companies, Mrs. Smiths and Marie Callender's.

Mrs. Smiths must have been feeding her face as she read her email. They responded but could not answer my question beyond, "At this time we do not keep a list of products each store carries....." (eh, what?), ".....however it is up to each individual store whether or not to carry the individual product."

Eh, yeah. That answer cleared things up.

C'mon Mrs. Smiths! I'm freakin' hungry here :-).

Marie Callender's got back to me within a couple days. The smarter company I presume. Marie Callender's answer was logical and succinct. It turns out that many stores consider pecan pie a seasonal pie. These stores only buy during certain times of the year.

Marie Callender's added that the store I go to, Genuardi's, does not start selling pecan pies until mid-October. The month I wrote this article was July. When October gets here, I'm going to bury my head in one of those pies.

They also sent me a couple of pie coupons. Gotta love it.

Yes, I get excited over trivial things, like food :-)

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Make Pecan Pie Easy

When the store shelves are empty and pecan pie can not be found, do not fret. You can make pecan pie really easy. Super easy actually. I'm no chef either so do not think for a minute I am some sort of wiz at making pastries and pies in the kitchen. I am a master toast maker as long as you put the butter on for me.

Seriously, Pecan pie is a breeze to whip up at homeIt took no time to make at all. I was shocked at how simple it was and also pretty cheap to make as well

Try this:

Recipe For Quick Easy Pecan Pie

If you decide to check out the above recipe link and you really, really want more punishment :-) consider reading more of my posts linked below. They won't bite, I promise. I need all the help I can get here. Thanks again for stopping by. I do appreciate it and hope that this post helped


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      Chantal 3 years ago

      Ok.. Sorry, my english is very poor. I live in Québec, Canada and... I was looking for Mrs. Smith pecan pie for about 3 years... I tried everywhere and I just saw a link sending me to your page... I don't want to make a pecan pie.... I WANT MRS. SMITH PECAN PIE!! She answer to a letter from you? She did not give you THE RECIPE ? Ooohhhh Nooo... Here it is impossible to have THE PECAN PIE... Once, I found one who taste a little like hers... Sara Lee frosen pecan pie... I tried to make many kind of pecan pie.. nothing taste as good as Mrs. Smith pie... I'm very sad ... And I understand so much ;)

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      Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

      I feel your pain, BUT it's so easy to make your own Pecan Pie. Then you can have it year round. I just did a Hub on Southern Pecan Pie. It's so easy to make. The store bought Pecan Pies are so inferior as you will see after you make your own.

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      cgreen7090 6 years ago from Tennessee

      I got a great recipe. My grandmother's. Check out the Southern Christmas Pies hub. And I love the fact that you e-mailed the companies. I didn't care for their response though. Pecan is my all-time favorite.

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      TurtleDog 6 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by harvey. Yes, I see you are quite busy with Pecan Pie recipes! Looks very simple to make (nice site too)

      Thanks for the comment on the pies.

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      TurtleDog 6 years ago

      @ Ron Thanks Ron for the comment. I'm from up north so I suffer badly for pecan trees around here. Thanks though for the comment... and sorry I didn't thank you sooner! :-)

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      harvey justine 6 years ago

      Whoa dude this is good, i'm also suffering from the same events, but i found out if I really like pecan pies much i should rather make one for myself so i've searched the internet for great pecan pie recipe. Then after making one for me, I have never suffered again.

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      Ron 7 years ago

      If you are in a southern state, do like I do here in Texas. Pick pecans in autumn and crack and shell them, then store them all year in the freezer. Then whenever the mood strikes, make your own. Pecan pies are easy to make!