This is the pecan pie of your dreams. Or at least my dreams. Seriously, I can’t stop thinking about this pie.
This pie has the perfect combination of flavors and textures. First you have delicious pecans complemented by the wonderful flavor of brown sugar. Second, you have the texture of crunchy pecans and a flaky crust serving as the perfect contrast the rest of the smooth filling.
You can use any pie crust recipe you’d like for this pie, even a store-bought crust–but I promise homemade is 100 times better and not as much work as you’d think. I’m sharing my recipe with you here, which uses buttermilk. The buttermilk gives the crust a depth of flavor that I’ve never tasted using any other recipe.
Unlike with many pie recipes, you don’t have to prebake the crust for this pecan pie. And the filling only takes about 5 minutes to throw together, it couldn’t be easier!
The baking time for this pie may vary depending on your oven. You’ll have to play it by ear and use your own judgement about whether the pie is fully baked and the filling has set. It could take anywhere from 50 to 75 minutes.
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream or just take a fork and go at it! You may have to have someone stop you eventually–it’s really that good.