Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Pecan Pie Story

Mimi and me in 2011
Photo by Annie Haven
Several years ago, I was having a conversation with Mimi San Pedro, COO of Hortus, Ltd., P. Allen Smith's company. It was a few weeks prior to one of my Garden2Blog visits to Allen's Moss Mountain Farm, and the conversation veered in the direction of pecan pie, as most conversations do. I mean, who doesn't love pecan pie? It's always in the forefront of our thoughts and eventually we're going to talk about it. We can't help it.

Now I am not a pie eater in general, but if you put a Dutch apple or pecan pie in front of me, I'm a happy girl.

Mimi described Allen's pecan pie to me and I was already drooling, and I secretly hoped he would serve it when I was there. Okay, maybe it wasn't so secretly and I might have just said, "Can we please have Allen's pecan pie when I'm there?" 

"M-m-m-m... pie!"
Photo via Hortus, Ltd.

Well, how about that - a few weeks later when we had one of our meals at the farm, THERE WAS THE PIE. Of course, I just KNEW we were having that pie specifically for ME, right? (The truth is, all visitors get it for lunch when they take the farm tour.) 

This is The Pie.

Take my word for it - make this and you will throw out all your other pecan pie recipes. Even if you don't particularly like pecan pie, you might just like this one. So. Good.

Pecan Buttermilk Pie

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Allen's Pecan Buttermilk Pie is featured in his wonderful cookbook, Seasonal Recipes From the Garden. This is my go-to cookbook if I want to make something new and be assured that it will taste good. 


*Recipe reprinted here with permission. Link for Allen's book is my Amazon affiliate link.


Jenny said...

I've had that pie at Moss mtn farm....oh my, there is no better pecan pie anywhere else in the world.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Well, now I want pie!

Beth at PlantPostings said...

Yes, that does look tasty! Pecan pie is my son's favorite, and it's one of my faves. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

YUM! I'm pinning that one to try for sure. I love pecan pie but no one else in my family does. So I guess I get to eat it all!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Oh that looks amazingly decadent and sweet...I love pie so I will note the recipe and the book.

RobinL said...

Well, hubby likes my basic pecan pie recipe, but it doesn't include buttermilk, so I'm going to have to give it a try!

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