Sunday, December 5, 2010
Buttermilk Pie...just because.
Somehow, when I was shopping for Thanksgiving, I bought a carton of buttermilk. I could have sworn one of my pie recipes called for buttermilk. But, after cooking all my Thanksgiving treats, I still had a carton of buttermilk. Now, unlike my dear grandmother (who would drink a glass of buttermilk just for the heck of it), I've never been partial to the stuff myself. What was I going to do with a carton of buttermilk?
I guess I could make buttermilk pancakes or buttermilk biscuits. While I was perusing Foodgawker to see if they were ever going to publish one of my pictures (which they finally did here, yeah!!!), I found a link to a site that then led me to Joy the Baker where I found a recipe for Buttermilk Pie. Oh boy, this is what I'm talkin' about! I love custards and custard pie and this looked just like a custard pie, only made with buttermilk. Plus, the crust had buttermilk in it too! Luckily, I had all the other ingredients needed, so I whipped out this terrific Buttermilk Pie. Instead of the warm blackberry sauce, I made warm cherry sauce (since I had homemade cherry preserves in the cupboard and know how much the boys like cherries).
I was right. We had some friends over for dinner and everyone scarfed the pie. I will say that Ethan's first couple of bites were a little doubtful, but when he said the sauce was really good, I told him to take a bite of the pie with the sauce. The sweet cherry sauce (with a touch of Cointreau) was the perfect offset to the tartness of the buttermilk custard. The crust was flaky and delicious too! If you'd like to treat your family to a lovely Buttermilk Pie, you can get the recipe here. Enjoy!