Over the James river and through the woods of Dinwiddie County to grandmother’s house we went for the holidays. The pecan pie alone was well worth the trip!
My grandmother, “Meme”, found her pecan pie recipe printed in The Progress-Index on Wednesday February 26, 1964 and was said to be “Mrs. Landon B. Johnson’s Favorite Pie” (typo and all). The recipe is actually the masterpiece of Zephyr Wright, the Johnson family’s White House cook.
White House Pecan Pie
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
Fluted unbaked pastry shell in a 9-inch pie pan or plate
Allow the butter to stand in a covered medium mixing bowl at room temperature until it is extremely soft. Add sugar, corn syrup, salt and vanilla; with a sturdy hand rotary beater or mixing … Read More