Monday, February 11, 2008

Old-Time Buttermilk Pie

Prep: 7 mins l Bake time: 45-50 mins l Servings: 6-8

2 cups granulated sugar
1 stick butter, softened
3 large eggs
3 rounded Tblsp flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1 9 inch unbaked pie shell

1. Preheat oven to 350*.

2. Combine granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set at high speed until light and fluffy.

3. Add the eggsa nd flour one-third at a time to the sugar mixture, beating well after each addition.

4. Stir the buttermilk, vanilla extract and nutmeg into the egg mixture. Spoon into the pie shell.

5. Bake until set, about 45-50 mins. Cool completely on a wire rack. Serve at room temperature.

Don't have buttermilk? Then make some!
1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice plus enough sweet milk to make 1 cup; allow to stand 5 minutes. (I usually use lemon juice, 1/4 cup of water and 3/4 cup can milk)

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