Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Okie Girl Eats: Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk.  I wonder if the poor lil' Okies acquired a taste for buttermilk due to the fact they rarely had fresh milk.  It is not an easy taste to enjoy, but many of my Okie relatives would beg to differ.  I do enjoy buttermilk as an ingredient, especially in this buttermilk pie.  Think in terms of pancakes, we have regular pancakes and then we have buttermilk pancakes.  The same with pie, we have custard pie and we have buttermilk pie- very similar, yet the buttermilk adds a deeper and richer flavor.  It took me two tries to perfect this pie.  My first attempt was undercooked.  This was embarrassing as I made it to take to a luncheon and didn't realize until I was there and sliced it.  The next one was a little too sugary, and finally number three sliced like a dream and was just sweet enough.
Here is the recipe:
2 c. sugar (I liked 1.5)
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
5 lg. eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 c. buttermilk
1/3 c. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
1 unbaked 9" pastry shell

Combine sugar and flour in a large bowl, add eggs and buttermilk, stirring until blended. Stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into unbaked pastry shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until set. (give it a shake, if it wiggles give 5 more min.) 

Mav and I stumbled upon this little pie cart Saturday night.  We were full from dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant, but couldn't pass up pie!  I dream of having an airstream to bake and sell pies out of.  I would name it Sweetie Pies.


  1. Yum! Definitely going to try that. I made a chess pie once which was similar but just too sweet for my taste.

  2. Sounds... so.... good.... man oh man.

  3. Oh oh oh! Can I open a cart next to yours and do cupcakes? Who can resist pies AND cupcakes!

  4. Enjoy a nice cold glass of buttermilk! lol! I do love Buttermilk Pie!

  5. My great-great grandmother's recipe calls for a dusting of cinnamon on top - heavenly!!!

  6. Yummy.... Wow, I am realizing how long I have been away from blog reading! I am loving going back and getting caught up.


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