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!!

Chocolate Buttermilk Pie

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