buttermilk-pie-101

This is a traditional southern style, simple pie; Buttermilk Pie. I know, that doesn’t sound like it should be good. But if you’re thinking that, you would most definitely be wrong. This pie is fantastic. I used to make it at the restaurant where I worked in Texas back in the 80’s. And on occasion, my Momma would make it for me when I would go home to visit.

If you have never made a pie, this one is really easy and would be an easy first pie to learn. It is custardy and creamy, and you will love it. And if you make it, and by some miracle don’t enjoy it, freeze it and send it to me!

Ingredients:

3 eggs
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 tablespoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C).

2. Beat eggs until frothy; add butter, sugar, and flour. Beat until smooth.

3. Stir in buttermilk, vanilla, lemon juice and nutmeg; pour into pie shell.

4. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, or until center is firm.

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