Chocolate Buttermilk Pie
Blue Ribbon Recipe
What a fabulous old-fashioned pie! It's perfect for chocolate lovers. The filling of this pie has a crunchy, sugary top and a gooey, chocolaty center. Super rich, this pie has almost a tangy flavor. Very sweet, we loved our slice with a cold glass of milk. One batch makes two chocolate pies and we couldn't get enough.
Note: Our pies took about 55 minutes to bake. The Test Kitchen
2unbaked deep-dish pie shells (9 in or larger)
2 stickunsalted butter, room temperature
3 3/4 csugar
1/3 ccocoa powder
1/4 tspsalt (optional)
1 1/2 tspvanilla extract
1 cplus 4 Tbsp. buttermilk
How to Make Chocolate Buttermilk Pie
- Note: I used an electric mixer though this recipe can easily be mixed by hand.
Adapted from Karen’s Buttermilk Pie
My older sister Karen always made the Buttermilk Pie for our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, and though I’m not sure where she got her recipe, I am sure that it was the best Buttermilk Pie that anyone in our family ever made. Yes, even better than mine. My beloved sister passed away in 1999 a few days after Christmas. The following year I decided to make her Buttermilk Pie in honor of her. I contacted family members and began a search for her recipe. To my dismay no one had it. My mother said my sister had written down the recipe for her, however, after searching she could not find it either. Each year I make a buttermilk pie from recipes I have found in books and online and none of them tasted the same. I am happy to say that while looking through old recipes of my mother’s, after 13 years, I found my sister’s handwritten recipe in time to bake it for Thanksgiving and my family got to enjoy a piece of Karen’s Buttermilk Pie as we reminisced about her and holidays past.