It seems like just yesterday that my grandmother was standing in our turqoise-inspired kitchen in the heat of the summer concocting up one of my favorite pies-buttermilk pie. I was in 6th grade, full of energy, always playing outside, but when I smelled a pie cooling off on the window sill, I came running to see what kind. If it was buttermilk, I’d convince my grandmother to give me a slice of the warm pie before it cooled. Because it’s better after it sets, she’d bring a small bowl over and scoop out a warm piece of pie for me to eat before I’d go back off to play. We hardly ever stayed inside on a hot Texas Saturday, and I don’t even remember it being that hot, even though my brown bangs always seemed stuck to my head with perspiration.
This, Grandma, is for you-my favorite pie of all times. Simple. Unpretentious. Comforting. Like me – and like you.
½ cup buttermilk
1 ½ cups sugar
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons flour
Pinch of salt
½ cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Dash nutmeg for the top-optional
|StepsMix all in the bowl of a mixer and beat. Sprinkle with nutmeg and bake at 400 for 15 minutes; then 350 for 45 minutes, or less. Cool before serving.|
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