Pecan pie is an American dessert that is native to the southern states (USA). The history of the pecan pie is not very clear, though pecan pie took off in popularity in the early 20th century. The pie has its place as a dessert at most American dinner tables.
Pecan pie has a sweet, nutty flavor and a custard texture that no other pie can claim. Pecan pie is one of the most frequently eaten pies in the country, next to Apple pie.
The pecan tree is indigenous to North America and grows throughout much of the southern United States. With such wide spread growth of the pecan trees , the early French settlers in the then known Louisiana territory had invented the pecan pie.
Pecan trees drop the nuts or shed the pecans from September to December, and ripen on the ground. The pecans are then harvested from the base of the trees, and are either shelled and sold as packaged nuts to make pecan pies or sold shelled for later use.
If you would like to prepare one, then here is what you will need:
Buttermilk Pecan Pie
½ cup butter, melted
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
5 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 unbaked pastry shell (9 or 10 inches)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix butter and sugar in a medium bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in flour, lemon juice and vanilla. Stir in buttermilk and pecans. Pour into the pie shell. Bake 55 minutes or until set.
Let cool. Plate and serve. Store leftovers in refrigerated.
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