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Craig Claiborne's autographed recipe for pecan pie from 1960 has stood the test of time. It is a sweet option for your Thanksgiving dinner. Photo by Sue Doeden

Claiborne's pecan pie recipe stands the test of time

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One day in 1960, a woman in Connecticut asked her daughter, Irene, to drive her to Stamford, about an hour away from their home. Craig Claiborne was going to be giving a cooking demonstration.


Irene, who was barely beyond 20 years old at the time, didn't care much about cooking. But she agreed to take her mother to see Claiborne in action.

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