A few short years ago my mother suggested that I try a piece of Buttermilk Pie, to which I replied something along the line of “ewww gross”. But … being raised in a home where saying that word about something she prepared for us was not tolerated, I tried it.
Guess what? I liked it!
It just so happens that my husband also likes Buttermilk Pie, and my boys will eat practically anything I set in front of them. No, it’s not a pie I make often, but on occasion – especially during this time of year – it’s great to pair with a cup of coffee.
It’s really simple to put together and requires so few of ingredients, most of which are pantry essentials.
Adding chocolate to the traditional recipe makes it even better (if you’re a chocolate fan like me, anyway!) Here’s the recipe, so you can enjoy your very own Buttermilk Pie…
Dark Chocolate Buttermilk Pie
- 1½ c. dark chocolate chips (you could also use bittersweet or semi-sweet)
- 1½ c. sugar
- ¼ c. all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 6 eggs
- 1 c. buttermilk (I used powdered)
- 1½ Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 9″ pie crust (homemade or store-bought)
1. Preheat oven to 325°. Position a rack in the center of the oven.
2. Melt chocolate chips in a saucepan/double boiler and melt over low heat, stirring constantly. (I actually melt them in the microwave: 30 to 40 seconds, stir and go again for 30 to 40 seconds until melted.)
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, and salt until well combined. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add the sugar mixture and mix with an electric hand mixer or whisk vigorously. With a rubber spatula, stir the melted chocolate into the batter.
4. Pour batter into the pie crust. Place pie in the oven on the middle rack. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 25 minutes, or until the pie is crisp on top and a knife inserted in the center comes out with just a bit of moist chocolate on it.
5. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Let stand at least 1 hour before serving. If not eating immediately, refrigerate the pie. This pie can be served warm or chilled.