Saturday, May 15, 2010

Buttermilk Pie (aka Chess Pie)

Buttermilk Pie is a true Southern dessert. It's VERY similar to Chess Pie, but I hear that true connoisseurs can distinguish. Regardless, it's a terrific pie to have in your repertoire--it's easy, it's yummy, and it's inexpensive. Because this pie is so sweet and rich, cut it into small pieces and top with some tart, fresh berries. It gets sweeter as it sits and is best cold: a perfect summer dessert! This is my Aunt Suzie's recipe.

  • 2 c. sugar
  • 3 rounded tablespoons flour
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 9-inch unbaked pie shell (to make your own, see here)
  1. Combine sugar and butter. Add flour. Beat eggs and add. Beat mixture by hand. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes in pie shell.
Serves 8-10

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