Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren's award-winning pecan pie & almond tart recipes

Impress your holiday guests with this delicious (yet healthy) dessert.

(Edward Schneider for The Washington Post) To my mind, the nonpareil recipe for pecan pie is the one that Bernard Clayton Jr. gives in his “The Complete Book.

Recipe Box: Pumpkin Cream Pie & Pecan Pie: Thanksgiving Keepers. There is so much to be thankful for. Many kids love the gifts that Christmas brings, but from a young age, I found myself enchanted with Thanksgiving.

Still, the Democrat from San Jose says she might bring a pecan pie. "It's really yummy," she says. "It's easy to make and it's perfect." The pie won a gold medal at a competition in her district. That really impressed her mom.

(Edward Schneider for The Washington Post) To my mind, the nonpareil recipe for pecan pie is the one that Bernard Clayton Jr. gives in his “The Complete Book.