I was late to the game when it came to pecan pie. It was never served at family functions that I can recall, and when I did see it, the thought of all those walnut-looking nuts in my mouth had no appeal. Not only did I develop a taste for pecans (and walnuts) later in life, but the idea of an entire pie focused on them was also quite intriguing.
Credit for this recipe goes to the gals at the Post Punk Kitchen, who introduced me to the concept of pecan pie through their Caramel Pecan Bars featured in Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, their essential vegan-baking cookbook.
It's a wonderful holiday dessert and makes a most excellent gift, too.