February 3, 2023

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White Residence Pecan Pie

In excess of the James river and by means of the woods of Dinwiddie County to grandmother’s property we went for the holiday seasons. The pecan pie by yourself was nicely truly worth the trip!

My grandmother, “Meme”, uncovered her pecan pie recipe printed in The Progress-Index on Wednesday February 26, 1964 and was reported to be “Mrs. Landon B. Johnson’s Favored Pie” (typo and all). The recipe is in fact the masterpiece of Zephyr Wright, the Johnson family’s White Dwelling cook dinner.

White House Pecan Pie

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup dim corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 eggs
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
Fluted unbaked pastry shell in a 9-inch pie pan or plate

Allow for the butter to stand in a lined medium mixing bowl at room temperature until finally it is particularly tender. Incorporate sugar, corn syrup, salt and vanilla with a sturdy hand rotary beater or mixing spoon, defeat until eventually extensively blended. Include eggs and beat gently just until eventually blended. Fold in the pecans. Pour into pastry shell. Bake in a reasonable (375 levels) oven on the rack right below the middle rack right up until leading is toasted brown and filling is established in heart when pie is carefully shaken – about 40 to 50 minutes.

Pastry edge must be browned and the bottom pastry a pale gold. If major of pie will get quite darkish toward close of baking time, put a tent of foil in excess of it. Great on wire rack. If preferred, provide with unsweetened whipped cream.

I make this pie every Thanksgiving and Xmas simply because it’s totally mouth watering and delivers again memories of holiday seasons expended at Meme’s Farm in Ford, VA.

Delight in!