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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Duck Fat from Flour + Water the Secret Ingredient in Humphry Slocombe's Pecan Pies

Posted By on Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 11:11 AM

click to enlarge A little sweet, a little savory. - M. LADD
  • M. Ladd
  • A little sweet, a little savory.
Looking for last-minute host gifts, something that packs a big surprise? Seek no further than the duck-fat pecan pies at Humphry Slocombe (2790 Harrison at 24th St.). The handheld delights subtly fuse sweet and savory. They contain a mellow hint of duck fat, and aren't overly sweet the way traditional pecan pies are. Humphry's Jake Godby uses duck fat from nearby Flour + Water. "We tried to get the pies ready by Thanksgiving, but it didn't happen," Godby said. "The holidays..."

The $5 pie-lets are selling fast, and the ice cream store is so busy the phone might go unanswered. This blogger thinks they'd taste great paired with H.S.'s brown butter ice cream -- not that they need any accompaniment. The shop is open till 4 p.m. today.

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