This takes two great southern pies and combines them into one. The texture is more like the traditional Kentucky Buttermilk Pie, but the addition of pecans really enhances the overall flavor. This is also a really easy pie to make! It's a dessert you can whip up without a lot of extra planning, because you usually have these ingredients on hand. Here is what you will need:
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 Tbs. all purpose flour
pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter, melted 1 stick
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 (10 inch) unbaked pie shell
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Whisk the eggs lightly. Add the sugar, flour, and pinch of salt. Add the melted butter, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat well.
Place the unbaked pie shell on a cookie sheet. This prevent spills and the pie just bakes more evenly. Sprinkle the chopped pecans in the bottom of the shell.
Pour the filling over the pecans. Place the pie on the center rack and bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until just brown. If it starts to crack on top, it's done!
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream!