The story about the Navy cook is true, but there's a little more to the story. President Truman requested the recipe when he left office, but the cook wouldn't give it out at the time. He posted it upon his retirement. The original recipe does NOT call for vanilla (better without it) and pecan halves are sprinkled on top before baking (More pecans and they get slightly toasted too)!
This is WONDERFUL. I used a few extra pecans, but otherwise followed the recipe. My family of 5 finished it in 1 day and is begging for another one!!!
I make this pie every year for Thanksgiving now and it is absolutely delicious! It's a cross between two of my favorite pies...buttermilk and pecan except it's even better.I don't even care for plain pecan pie anymore after trying it.This pie is very sweet with a creamy custard like texture.I do serve it at room temperature and I follow the recipe exactly. This is a delicious pie!
What a delicious, sweet, tasty pie! I have never made this before, so I didn't know how it would turn out. It was great! I doubled the amount of pecans, and used Mean Chef's Sour Cream Pastry. (Recipe ID#77062.) I served the pie at room temperature, as suggested. The custard had the texture of pie filling, with a crisp-tender surface. We all enjoyed it very much. We shall be visiting friends tomorrow for Thanksgiving, and I will probably bake another Buttermilk Pecan Pie to take with us! Thanks for posting this, crispychick!
Sorry but this pie is not worth making. I also dislike the syrupy pecan pies but this one looks like pecans sitting on mashed potatoes and is very bland. I followed the recipe exactly.