Since it's only leftovers, I thought a suggestion with what to do with leftover buttermilk might come in handy. After making the Triple Berry Buttermilk Bundt a few weeks ago, I was browsing the internet trying to find a good recipe to use up my leftover buttermilk.
There's the obvious--buttermilk pancakes, waffles, biscuits--but I was feeling the mood for something a bit more nuanced. I came across a recipe for buttermilk pie, something I'd never heard of and asked my mom if it was a new one on her as well.
Apparently my great-grandmother Mama Bell used to make buttermilk pies. An old recipe that has fallen out of fashion.
Mom went scrounging in her old cookbooks and managed to find a recipe she thought was similar to Mama Bell's. This pie is very rich and tasty. Probably more of a winter pie than a summer pie, but a recipe well worth bringing back into the modern era.
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cups of sugar*
- 4 tablespoons of flour
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Unbaked shell**
- Preheat oven to 350
- Beat eggs well and mix ingredients in order given. Poor filling into an unbaked shell.
- Bake for 1hr and 15min until firm in center. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Also tastes nice cold.
Notes*I used a half cup less sugar and the pie was still very sweet. In the future, I'll probably only use one cup of sugar.
**As appropriate for a leftover feeling, I used store bought pre-made crust. Look for homemade crusts in future recipes.
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