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Buttermilk Pecan Pie

This is the treasured "golden oldie" that my grandmother made so often whenever we'd come to visit. Grandma grew her own pecans, and we never tired of cracking them and picking out the meat when we knew we'd be treated to her special pie! —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Dough for single-crust deep-dish pie

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in flour, lemon juice and vanilla. Stir in buttermilk and pecans.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge.
  • Add filling. Bake until set, 55-60 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator.
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  • Editor's Note
    Combine 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 2/3 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-6 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
    Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 691 calories, 41g fat (20g saturated fat), 191mg cholesterol, 401mg sodium, 75g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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