National Pecan Torte Day

When some people hear about the dessert called a pecan torte, they’re a bit confused about what it is and how to make it. And really, there’s not a whole lot to be confused about. The most important thing to remember is that pecan tortes aren’t pies; they are more like cakes that are topped with pecans and some type of topping. Pecan pies, on the other hand, are a mixture of corn syrup (or brown sugar) that’s placed into a pastry shell. Now that we know the difference between these two desserts, it’s time to make some pecan tortes so that we can celebrate National Pecan Torte Day on August 22nd.

Fun Facts About Tortes

  • Below are some interesting and fun facts we’ve uncovered about tortes that we discovered while researching National Pecan Torte Day.
  • Tortes are wider, shorter, and denser than cakes.
  • “Torte” means “cake” in German.
  • Tortes don’t use chemical leaveners. Instead of baking soda or powder, they use whipped eggs.

Observing National Pecan Torte Day

First and foremost, you can’t celebrate this holiday without having a pecan torte. And no, you can’t substitute a pecan pie for the torte because it’s against the rules. We advise that you either purchase a pecan torte from your local bakery or take the time to make your own. There are several great pecan torte recipes online you can choose from, including Toasted Pecan Torte With Butterscotch Topping, Pecan Torte With Whipped Cream and Bourbon, or Chocolate Pecan Tortes. While you’re celebrating this sweet holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalPecanTorteDay on your social media accounts with a picture of the torte you’ve decided to make.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 22 Thursday
Next year (2025)
August 22 Friday
Last year (2023)
August 22 Tuesday
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