Buttermilk Pecan Pie for National Pie Day

Pecan Pie

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.

Today the southern states harvest over 250 million pounds of pecans each year, with Texas and Georgia pecan groves claiming the majority of that amount.

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.

We bought some pecans, in the bulk section of the Whole Foods Market, to make our favorite Buttermilk Pecan Pie in honor of National Pie Day January. 23, 2015.

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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If Buttermilk Pecan Pie is not a favorite of yours, then try these pies for National Pie Day: Apple Cranberry Crumb Pie or Berries and Vanilla Pudding Pie.

 

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11 thoughts on “Buttermilk Pecan Pie for National Pie Day

  1. Reblogged this on Griffins and Ginger Snaps and commented:
    Happy National Pie Day (I thought that was March 14th.) I can’t remember the first time I had pecan pie. My parents didn’t eat it so it must have been from a friend or my mother in law.

    I think my favorite would be apple pie, but even more so Dutch Apple pie. Yum.

    • Thanks Jovina, I hope you give it a try.

      Buttermilk Pecan is an adaption from the UK’s Buttermilk Pie. All the same ingredients minues the pecans. Buttermilk Pie is also eidely eaten in the Southeren states.

      There is also a Buttermilk Pie with a pecan crust. 😃

      Thanks Jovina for your thoughts and for stopping by.

      Have a great weekend! 👍

      Regards,
      Randy

  2. My brother in NC has several pecan trees on his property and he has to get people to haul them off. Pecan was a favorite of mine until I couldn’t eat sugar any longer. 🙂

  3. Lovely recipe! Sounds very tasty. Just one question, can you use any other kind of nuts, instead of pecan nuts. In Barcelona they are somewhat hard to find and I was thinking of walnuts or hazelnuts, maybe?

    • I have never tried it, but I think you could use walnuts. Walnuts would be better then hazelnuts as walnuts are soft like pecans are for a pie.

      If you do let me know how it turns out. Thanks Luis for stopping by and for leaving your thoughts.

      Regards,
      Randy

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