Alabama State Nut – Alabama Statute


Section 1-2-19
State nut.
The pecan is designated as official state nut of the State of Alabama.
(Acts 1982, No. 82-17, p. 27.)

Arkansas State Nut – Arkansas Statute

According to the Arkansas Encyclopedia of Culture and History,

The Eighty-seventh Arkansas General Assembly designated the pecan as the official nut of Arkansas. Act 638, introduced as HB 1906 by Representative Larry Cowling (District 2, Little River County), had twenty-two co-sponsors and was approved on March 27, 2009. The act specifically noted, however, that it did not grant protected status to the pecan, thus ensuring that the fruit of the Carya illinoinensis may be harvested and consumed.


The Pecan Tree: Texas State Tree


Carya illinoensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch
Other Common Names: Pecan nut, Pecanier, Pecan-tree.
Form: 90-100 feet high, occasionally 2 l/2-4 feet in diameter above its enlarged base, stout spreading branches forming in the forest a narrow symmetrical and inversely pyramidal head; in the open with a round-topped crown.
Bark: l-l l/2 inch thick, light brown tinged with red, deeply divided irregularly into narrow forked ridges broken on the surface into thick appressed scales.
Twigs: At first slightly tinged with red and coated with loosely matter hairs; later smooth or minutely hairy, marked by orange-colored lenticels.
Leaves: Alternate, 12-20 inches long, compound, with 9-17 leaflets that are oblong-lanceolate, more or less sickle-shaped with doubly toothed margins, unequally rounded or heat-shaped at the base, 4-8 inches long, l-3 inches wide, smooth or somewhat hairy above, pale and smooth or finely hairy below.
Flowers: Staminate in slender aments, 3-5 inches long, from buds formed in the axils of the leaves of the previous year, occasionally on shoots of the year, sessile or short-stalked,
light yellow-green; pistillate in few or many flowered spikes, oblong, narrowed at the ends, slightly 4-angled.

Other States With Pecan Symbols


The Pecan is not only the State Tree of Texas, but also the Official State Health Nut, and the Pecan Pie is part of the Official State Meal of Oklahoma.


Background on the Pecan Pie


Photo by BenFrantzDale

Photo by BenFrantzDale

Tart cranberries complement the typically sweet pecan pie in this wonderfully unique version of the pecan pie recipe.

The first known pecan pie was created by the New Orleans French.  It is a uniquely American dessert, mostly popular in the Southern states of Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and Oklahoma where the classic pecan pie is part of the Official State Meal. Although the pecan is already represented in two other Texas State Symbols: The State Health Nut and the Texas State Tree, in 2013 a 1st grade class began lobbying for the Pecan Pie as the Official Texas Dessert. (see proposed legislature)

This recipe is courtesy of the Marion Farr, Midland County, Texas Cooperative Extension.




Cranberry Pecan Pie


Cooking and Preparation Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes


Ingredients


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  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, grated
  • 1 9-inch pie crust, unbaked

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 ° F.
  2. Prepare pie shell.
  3. Combine eggs, sugar, corn syrup, and sugar.
  4. Stir in cranberries, pecans, and orange zest.
  5. Pour filling into pie shell.
  6. Bake for 1 hour or until the mixture is firm in the center.
  7. Cool before serving.



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Citation styles

APA style
Cranberry Pecan Pie. (2013, April 1). In Coast2CoastRecipes. Retrieved 22:04, November 21, 2017, from http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/cranberry-pecan-pie/
MLA style
admin, “Cranberry Pecan Pie.” Coast2CoastRecipes. 1 April 2013, 09:09 UTC. . 21 Nov 2017 <http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/cranberry-pecan-pie/>.
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admin, 'Cranberry Pecan Pie', Coast2CoastRecipes, 1 April 2013, 09:09 UTC, <http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/cranberry-pecan-pie/> [accessed 21 November 2017]
The Chicago Manual of Style
admin, “Cranberry Pecan Pie.” Coast2CoastRecipes, http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/cranberry-pecan-pie/ [accessed November 21, 2017].
CBE/CSE style
admin, Cranberry Pecan Pie [Internet]. Coast2CoastRecipes; 2013 April 1, 09:09 UTC [cited 2017 Nov 21]. Available from: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/cranberry-pecan-pie/.
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Cranberry Pecan Pie, http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/cranberry-pecan-pie/ (last visited Nov. 21, 2017).
AMA style
admin, Cranberry Pecan Pie. Coast2CoastRecipes. April 1, 2013, 09:09 UTC. Available at: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/cranberry-pecan-pie/. Accessed November 21, 2017.

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