Once you taste this pie, there’ll be no question why this recipe has been passed down through several generations. Keep in mind that the crust recipe makes enough for two crusts, while the filling recipe will only fill one pie shell.
My grandmother makes the best pies. Of course, everyone's grandmother
makes the best pies, but I'm not kidding when I say my grandmother's
pies are divine. Everyone in my family has their favorite: some like
the peach, some like the sweet potato, some like the chocolate. But
from my grandmother's pie-making repertoire, there is one pie that we
all agree is top notch: her pecan pie. One of the distinguishing
characteristics of her pies is how fresh they are. She and my grandpa
live on a farm, where small groves of pecan and peach trees grow and
where there is always an ample crop of sweet potatoes. So her pies are
made with the fruit of the land, making them very, very tasty.