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You usually find lots of Pecan pie around Thanksgiving. However, it’s such a good dessert that it’s understandable if you want to indulge in it more than just once a year. If you get a craving for pecan pie — regardless of the time of year — try these places that are sure to satisfy your craving.
(credit: Johnny Rebs' Southern Roadhouse)

(credit: Johnny Rebs’ Southern Roadhouse)

Johnny Rebs’ Southern Roadhouse
2940 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 633-3369

Johnny Rebs’ is a great place to visit if you want barbecue. You’ll find all your favorites here. It’s also a pretty good place to visit for pecan pie. The pecans are chopped and put into the filling, which has a good caramel flavor. The crust is light and flaky, and the pie is worth a return visit. It’s even better if you get it topped with a scoop of ice cream.

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(credit: The Ranch)

The Ranch Restaurant
1025 E. Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 817-4200

The Ranch is best known for its steaks and chops — and understandably so. In particular, it is best known for The Cowboy, a bone-in rib chop that averages 36 to 40 ounces of meat. Whether you attempt to eat The Cowboy or not, you’ll find that the pecan pie is a great way to finish off your meal. The crust and filling are both delectable, and the pie is topped with creme anglaise. No matter what you eat here, you’ll probably want to finish with this slice of heaven.

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(credit: Morika's Southern Delights Dessert Company)

(credit: Morika’s Southern Delights Dessert Company)

Morika’s Southern Delights Dessert Company
Irvine, CA 92602
(714) 791-7803

We’ve all heard the phrase “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” When you hear about a pecan pie that features bourbon and fudge, you might think it’s too good to be true. It isn’t, because you can find it at Morika’s Southern Delights. The chocolate bourbon pecan pie here costs $37, but it is worth every dime. Take this to your next potluck or family gathering and it is sure to be a hit. A Bourbon Street pecan pie is also available (without chocolate) for $36.

Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.