Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Buttermilk Pie

This is for Tammy over at Pink Magnolia, who informs me this National Pie week...I'll take her sweet word for it! So, here is my contribution.

You know for the life of me, I can't remember where I got the recipe for Buttermilk Pie, but I am pretty sure it was when we lived in Selma, Alabama. I only make it occasionally (my boys wouldn't touch it once they heard the word "buttermilk" and the older one may have been adventurous enough to try but he heard the word "eggs". ) But I am an adventurous cook and like to bake pies, so of course I just had to bake one. Oh. So good. My Aunt Florence Merriman Sellers used to say of foods she liked that "it leaves a good farewell taste in your mouth." In other words, there is no metalic or funky taste a bit after you've eaten something. Some foods do that, you know. Buttermilk Pie. It leaves a good Farewell Taste in your mouth! And this is how you do it:

3 eggs (or 4 eggs for less sweet version)
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour, plus a little for dusting
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup buttermilk (or 1 1/2 cups buttermilk for less sweet version)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Beat eggs slightly and add sugar and flour. Then add melted butter and mix well. Add buttermilk and vanilla and mix.
Dust the unbaked pie shell with a little bit of flour. Pour batter into shell, and then sprinkle a little more flour on top.
Bake at 325 degrees until the custard is set, approximately 1 hour.

Now, don't forget to put the coffee on about an hour after you have removed this heavenly Custard Pie from the oven...and invite some friends. I like to play a hand or two of Canasta or even better, several games of Scrabble and then for "afters" I pull out this wonderful treat. We all gather around the table where we can hear Angelic Choirs holding the long "A" while I slice the pie into large chunks to divide among us. I never have a slice left over for the following day. It would be a sin!


Sandy said...

Hi Sandi - I popped over from Rhoda's - and this pie looks/sounds so yummy!!!

Anonymous said...

I love this pie...seems like such a simple kind of pie,but wow a blast of taste. I used to have to make this each Christmas for my nephew.
I made it for a client a few months back they were really old and I was sure it would bring back memories fir them. They had never had it.I was so surprised because in the old times this was the things most people had on hand to cook. Thanks for the memories and have a great day.

bj said...

My handsome and sweet son*in*law loves Buttermilk Pie so I bake him one every so often. I like them, too.
Your's sounds delicious!!

White Cats said...

Hi Sandi, The pie sounds scrumptious. Good and Southern. Thanks for sharing. Lena in Alabama

smilnsigh said...

I am not, not, not going to copy this recipe! I am not! I am not! I am not!!! I am strong! I am. I am. I am.



Angela said...

I got to finally try buttermilk pie at christmas and just went nuts over it. Sooo good :-).
Thanks for sharing..
Have a wonderful day!!

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I can understand the boys' issue with this pie. I'm sure it's downright delicious, but CHANGE THE NAME, I BEG YOU! Eeewwww! Buttermilk. Reminds me of Grandpa eating cornbread dipped in buttermilk in the evenings. Like THAT'S a decent snack. lol

Lib said...

You pie sounds yummy.
Hope you have a great day.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Sandi, People that have never had buttermilk pie don't know what they're missing. It's delish! We have a country restaurant out here that makes the best! People come from miles and miles away to eat at this restaurant and have the buttermilk pie. ~ Lynn

Pam said...

National Pie Wekk, eh?!! What a gerat excue to indulge in a piece or two..or a whole pie! lol!

Sandi McBride said...

The sad news is, Kari...Uncle Wallace thinks I live to bake cornbread for him to have to eat all chunked up in a GLASS of buttermilk. Double ewwww...wonder where he got that from ?lol

Unknown said...

I swear...I need a bucket here on the desk for my drools today.

I love this pie...too bad your boys don't, but then more for usn's *wink*

I'm glad you participated!!

Here's to more pie!!!

Terri Steffes said...

Now Sandi, this sounds like another
"necessity is the best form of invention" pie! I'll have to try it even though I am not a big buttermilk fan.

Vee said...

Oh that's a lovely thing... Now I have two reasons to purchase buttermilk...Zanne's buttermilk pound cake and your buttermilk pie. Is it a lot like a regular custard pie?

Unknown said...

I like buttermilk biscuits so a buttermilk pie would be delish too. Sounds yummy Sandi! Hope you are having a good day in South Carolina!

Hope said...

Hi Sandi,
This pie has GOT to be good!! Sounds like a good ole southern recipe to me! Thanks for sharing!

I'll be back later to read more about you. Come see me sometime!


Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Sandi,
"THANK YOU" so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit and you will come back again when you have time. I always enjoy making new friends and getting aquainted with them. You are always Welcome at my place. Your Buttermilk Pie looks so good. I have never heard of this kind of Pie before. I may just have to try it and it sounds so easy. I'm not a baker myself, but I do enjoy cooking other foods tho. I use Buttermilk when making my Cornbread. I love Buttermilk Cornbread. I have heard of and even tried Buttermilk Fudge and I love that. I just love Buttermilk by itself and it's really good with some hot Cornbread. Mmmmm. I'm making myself hungry here. LOL. "HAPPY NATIONAL PIE DAY" and "THANK YOU" for sharing your recipe with us. Take care my friend and have a great afternoon. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Yolanda said...

This looks yummy. I have had them before growing up in the south.Have a good rest of the week.

Steph said...

I made a Buttermilk pie once and LOVED it! My whole family liked it, I just never told them what was in it!

Love Bears All Things said...

Sandi, I'll be over to have that cup of coffee and eat that pie. I'd love to play scrabble. It's beeen years since I played Canasta. Not sure I remember how.
Mama Bear

Andi said...

It really looks good Sandi but I'm sorta like your boys...once I hear the word "buttermilk" I'm not too sure...

david mcmahon said...

G'day from Australia, Sandi,

They sound divine to me. When did you say you were baking next?!!!!

Susie Q said...

Oooh. My aunt in TN used to always make one of these pies. Now I have a good recipe to make one all on my own! With my own two little hands.
Thank you for this dear Sandi!

Love and hugs,

Adla said...

Mmmmmmm buttermilk pie...sounds super scrumptious!

Brenda said...

Looks good to me!

Thanks for dropping by! Another Dean Koontz fan is always welcome!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandi, buttermilk pie sounds wonderful, Nanna loves buttermilk, she uses it in everything!!She even drinks it cold! Jenn and Jacqui

Sandi McBride said...

You know, the lovely thing about this pie is that all the ingredients are found in every section of the world, as far as I know! Try it, you won't regret it! Oh, and I found out a little trick from a chef friend of that pie pan on a pizza stone to bake'll have a nicely baked bottom crust everytime!