What is buttermilk pie? You may have heard it called 'chess pie' by older generations (but a true chess pie recipe uses cornmeal - this one doesn't). It's a custard-y pie, originally from the United Kingdom, and now a staple on many dessert tables in the South. A very basic recipe consisting of a filling made with sugar, butter, eggs, buttermilk and wheat flour, buttermilk pie is smooth, creamy, and just right after a heavy main dish meal. This recipe came from JustAPinch.com, and is one of my favorites.
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
3 Tbs flour
pinch of salt
1 stick butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Mix all ingredients together and pour into a nine-inch, unbaked pie shell.* Sprinkle the top lightly with nutmeg.
- Bake 15 minutes.
- Reduce oven to 350F and bake for 45 minutes.
- Cool on a rack to allow filling to set.
* Not a fan of your homemade pie crust, or are short on time? Here's a link to an interesting review of 10 different store-bought pie crust brands. Take your pick.