Chef B.J. Chester-Tamayo of Alcenia's restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee is joining TODAY to share a few of her classic Southern dessert recipes. She shows us how to make the perfect pie crust, a lemony buttermilk pie and sweet pecan pie.
This is my go-to crust recipe for almost every pie I make. It turns out buttery, flaky and tender every time.
My mama learned to make this pie from my grandmother, Betty. I like it because it has a rich, creamy texture and the bright pop of lemon always keeps me coming back for more.
The pronunciation of pecan pie is always a little different depending on what the region of the country you come from. But, no matter how you say it, we can all agree that a perfect pecan pie is always a special treat. It is a pie that some only cook once or twice a year for Thanksgiving or Christmas, but I think it should have a place on the table all year round.
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