A Southern Icon: Pecan Pie Is Celebrated in the Lowcountry

July 12, 2017, 11:30 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — July 12th marks the celebration of one of the south’s tastiest icons — pecan pie!

This american-born dessert dates back to the 19th century.

The first recipe was published in an 1898 St. Louis church charity cookbook.

Christina Hagen, pastry chef for Hominy Grill, shares on the history behind this southern delicacy.

Try it for yourself by visiting the Hominy Grill downtown Charleston.