1830 Dauphine House. New Orleans, Louisiana Chewy Plantation Pecan Pie

 This is simply the best pecan pie ever! Me.November 27th, 2013

New Orleans, Louisiana

Dauphine House in the historic French Quarter, Marigny and Treme neighborhoods. Only 2 blocks to Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, discover a restaurant that tantalizes your taste buds. Step back in time this enchanting and mysterious city has survived and thrived for three centuries. The French Quarter is the only intact French Colonial and Spanish settlement remaining in the United States. It has been a continuous residential neighborhood since 1718, withstanding hurricanes, floods, fires, yellow fever epidemics, war, neglect, industrialization and commercialization. Its population has varied from 470 people to as many as 11,000. As a registered “National Historic Landmark” the French Quarter has secured an important role in our nation’s history.

Chewy Pecan Pie

Since Madame Julia’s is named for a legendary free woman of color (and former slave) whose very freedom was a result of her cooking expertise, these recipes are representative of what she might have cooked for her master and his wealthy friends, either at their town house in New Orleans or plantation up river at Pointe Coupee Parish.


3 eggs

1 cup dark brown sugar

1 cup light Karo corn syrup(sometimes I use half dark half light)

1-1/2 cup chopped pecans (big pieces)

1 teaspoon good vanilla (I like Mexican)

1 unbaked 9-inch shell

2 Tablespoons bourbon whiskey (I use Crown Black)

Beat eggs, add sugar, syrup and pecans.

Whip in vanilla and bourbon and pour into unbaked pie shell.

Bake 90 minutes at 225 degrees and 30 minutes at 300 degrees. Cool before serving.

NOTE : You can use 2 crust to make 2 pies or one Deep crust, i normally make 2