Should this be the State Pie of Texas?

Pecan pie

Credit: Stu Spivack

State Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Bryan) has introduced a resolution to make pecan pie the official Sate Pie of Texas.



Posted on March 11, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 11 at 8:51 PM

Would you like to see pecan pie become the State Pie of Texas?

What do you think is the biggest problem in the State of Texas? Funding public schools? Finding jobs for the unemployed? Fixing broken roads and bridges?

Last week, State Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Bryan) introduced a resolution to address the ongoing dessert controversy.

Dessert controversy?

Yes. Did you realize that Texas has no official State Pie?

Florida has Key lime pie; Vermont claims apple pie; and Indiana residents are partial to something called sugar cream pie.

Schwertner's resolution would designate pecan pie as the official State Pie of Texas.

It reads, in part:

"Though there are many ways to enjoy pecans, it is practically a given among Texans that they belong, first and foremost, in a pie; the earliest record of this distinctive dessert dates to the late 19th century; the weekly humor magazine Texas Siftings described it in February 1886 as being 'not only delicious' but 'capable of being made into a 'real state pie.''

"Texans generally agree on two things: Texas pecan pies are, hands down, the best, especially when made with Texas pecans by a Texan, and secondly, whether served hot or cold, with a scoop of ice cream or without, pecan pie is indeed the perfect ending to any meal."

On Monday, Sen. Schwertner's pecan pie resolution was recommended for uncontested adoption.