This pie. We were watching the Mind of a Chef when Chef Sean Brock made a buttermilk pie. M turned to me with big eyes and asked if I could make one. So I hunted for a recipe and give it a shot and boy am I pleased with the results. Not only does this come together super fast but it is incredibly sweet and just plain delicious. Make one, you’ll thank me!
Your favorite pie crust, for one crust- rolled out and placed in a pie pan, crimped (put it back in the fridge while you assemble the pie)
3 eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup (1/2 a stick) butter, melted
1/4 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350. In a clean bowl, whisk together the three eggs for a 1 minutes or two. You want the bubbles to stay and the color to begin to lighten (this keeps it fluffy-don’t skip this step!). In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, flour and salt together. Add into the eggs in two additions, whisking to ensure sugar mixture is well incorporated. Add in melted butter, lemon zest and lemon juice, whisking to ensure they are well incorporated. Stir in the buttermilk.
Pour into prepared pie crust and bake for 40-50 minutes. The top should be browned and it should jiggle like Jello in the middle (not liquid but don’t over cook it).