Yes, Chocolate. Buttermilk. Pie. Holly cow poke people, we have hit the holiday season!
Kara McMurtry submitted her Great-Grandmother’s recipe after my inquiry on her blog if this scrumptious sight was real. Not only was the recipe real, from this Southwestern ranching girl, but she is a hoot with multiple bear encounter stories. Her and her husband (who prefers buttermilk pie) have a huge spring in their backyard which gives the bears of the Santa de Cristo Mountains to show up on her porch on a regular basis. With a camera in one hand and a gun in the other (just in case) she has been on point all summer, but that didn’t stop one bear getting so close that it got a roast chucked at it’s head. Enjoy Kara’s Great-Grandmother’s recipe and let us know if you try it out and what kind of wild animals it attracts.
My cowboy is a HUGE LOVER of Buttermilk Pie!! I have perfected that recipe & added my own lil twist. But every now & then he likes a lil change and one day asked IF there were other flavors. I had remembered seeing a handwritten one in a box of recipes I got from my grandma, it had MOMS written on it so I have always assumed it came from my great grandmother.
- 1 & 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips melted in double boiler
- 1/4 c. flour
- 1 & 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Dash of cinnamon ( I added this myself as I believe all baked goods & sweets are better with a little cinnamon)
- 1 c. buttermilk
- 6 eggs ( I don’t have my own chickens, (next year) but I always use fresh eggs from a friend in my baking!)
- 1 TBS. of vanilla ( I use real Mexico vanilla it makes a BIG difference.)
Combine all dry ingredients and set aside.
Mix together buttermilk, eggs, vanilla at low speed. Then mix in dry ingredients.
Melt chocolate and stir in. Pour into a 9″ pie shell and bake for 60 to 70 minutes.
With my gas oven & at our altitude it is usually 55 to 60 minutes for mine.
I like to serve this with homemade whip cream or cool whip and a few shavings of chocolate to “make it purdy” as my cowboy would say!! The whip cream actually help cuts the sweetness of the pie, it is one rich pie!!