|Pecan Pie Alamode, recipes below|
Monday, July 23, 2012
There Is No better Dessert Combination
July is national ice cream month as part of our ongoing series let's talk about ice cream, and pecan pie. I know the statement is quite opinionated but, I think many will agree that there is no better dessert combination then vanilla ice cream and pecan pie! Perhaps it’s the reason I liked Ben and Jerry’s old Rain Forrest Crunch ice cream flavor. Pecan pie makes me think of my southern heritage and the influence of Amerindians on American foodways. Amerindians gave the pecan its name; they knew and enjoyed them and introduced them to European settlers and the first Africans in North America. Pecans and pecan pies did not become popular in the south until the mid-20th century when farmers began cultivating a domesticated and improved pecan plant. Below is a link to family pecan pie recipe a student shared with me. Try it with the ice cream recipes below. A good recipe is a family heirloom that should be both treasured and documented for the next generation.
Pecan Series With Pie Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Pecans
Ice Cream Series: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Ice+Cream+Series
Traditional Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe: http://scrumptiousandsumptuous.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/ice-cream-sunday-french-vanilla/
Vegan vanilla Ice Cream Recipe: http://www.elanaspantry.com/vegan-vanilla-ice-cream/