Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Recipe: Aunt Melva's Buttermilk Pie

There are two pies that I make year round.  My Grandma Lewis' Chocolate Pie and my Aunt Melva's Buttermilk Pie.  These are the only pies that my family eats.  Both pies are creamy and delicious, but this buttermilk pie is so SO very good.  

Aunt Melva is my step-father's only sister and while he is no longer with us (but still loved and missed everyday), my family and I get to enjoy her company every chance we get.  Aunt Melva is a very southern lady who is always perfectly put together, but better than that, she is gracious with a very kind heart.

If you have never had the opportunity to enjoy this most delicious goodness, you are deprived!  You may think that buttermilk pie is the most unappealing pie in the universe.  I mean, after all, it is made with buttermilk!  I personally do not enjoy a cold glass of buttermilk, but my husband and twin daughter's do...icky!  This pie reminds of creme brulee with a  light sugar crust on top with the most incredible creamy filling.  Once you have tried a slice, you will wonder why you have deprived yourself. 

I have tried a couple of different recipes but this one can't be beat!  This pie is best served very cold.  You could serve it with a dollop of whipped cream but it really doesn't need anything. 

I hope you enjoy Buttermilk Pie as much as we do!

Aunt Melva's Buttermilk Pie
(original recipe by Melva Watson McDonald)

2 cups sugar
2 tbsp AP flour
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla
1 pie shell, deep dish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Blend sugar and flour in a large bowl.  Add eggs and buttermilk, stirring well.  Add butter and vanilla and mix until all ingredients are incorporated.  Pour into a pie shell.  Bake for 45 minutes or until pie is set but still slightly "jiggly" in the center.  Allow to completely cool and then refrigerate at least 4 hours.

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  1. I just pinned this to my pinterest boards. It sounds amazing. I can't wait to try it. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. Would love you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home

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  2. This looks delicious! I love simple and classic desserts like this. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  3. There is nothing better than a great slice of buttermilk pie. Your recipe looks delicious and we would really enjoy it. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Yum! I've never had buttermilk pie, but now I want it. I think my parents will love it, I'll have to make it for them. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!