This butterscotch pecan pie on the grill is a delicious twist on the Thanksgiving Day classic. Whether you say PEE-can, pe-KAHN, or PEE-KAHN, you’re going to fall in love with this recipe and how easy it is to make. A pie made with butterscotch chips and an extra whisper of pecan smoke that comes from cooking the pie on the grill with Green Mountain Grill’s Gold Blend pellets. From our friends at Date Night Doins’ comes this irresistible twist on an American staple.
History of Pecan Pie
While there’s not a storied history of pecan pie made on the grill, there is a decades-long history of the traditional variation and of the pecan itself.
You might wonder why pecan pie is a Thanksgiving tradition. That one’s easy to answer. The pecan harvest begins in September and goes through November every year, making its pie the ideal Thanksgiving recipe. The pecan grows most abundantly in the state of Georgia, which explains why the South can’t get enough of the delicious pie, no matter what the variation.
What is Butterscotch?
So, what is butterscotch, exactly? It’s a great question, believe it or not. Lots of folks aren’t quite sure what the difference between butterscotch and its richer, darker cousin, caramel, is. What it really comes down to is how it’s made.
Caramel is a fussy sauce because of the way it’s made. Traditionally, caramel is made by cooking sugar until it’s melted down. This can easily lead to clumping and burning; enter butterscotch. Butterscotch is made with sugar and butter. The addition of the butter allows the sugar to cook more evenly and smoothly so you can panic a little less.
Fortunately, this recipe for a delicious butterscotch pecan pie on the grill requires butterscotch chips. So, no need to worry about cooking up your own butterscotch unless you’re really trying to go the extra mile.
There you have it! A delicious, easy, pecan pie on the grill. We recommend pairing this with our Grilled Brazilian Pork Ribs Recipe With Ballistic BBQ for a meal that’s going to bring your friends back to the yard over and over again.