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    Posted March 11, 2012 by
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    Pi Day pie-off

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    Buttermilk Pie for Pi Day


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Ryn says her brother started making this pie recipe a few years back and every time the family sampled the buttermilk recipe there was always a fight for the last piece. Although not typically a pi day celebrator, Ryn says she plans on celebrating the March math holiday by serving this dish to her family.
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    We love all sorts of pie at our house, especially cobblers and fruit batter pies. Our favorite pie of all times is the Buttermilk Pie. Yes it is really made with buttermilk. This is an old southern recipe that has a similar flavor to Chess Pie. I can say it graces our table every Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter and every now and then in the heat of the summer with fresh berries. My children and grandchildren have all had making Buttermilk Pie lessons. My older brother handed down the recipe and lessons to me.
    So for Pi Day Pie Bake Off, I present Buttermilk Pie and photograph from A Thanksgiving desert at our house, last piece.

    Buttermilk Pie
    3 eggs slightly beaten
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    1/2 cup melted butter
    3 teaspoons all purpose flour
    1 cup buttermilk
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    pastry for one 9 inch pie crust
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    In a large mixing bowl whisk all ingredients together until smooth .
    Bake about 45 to 50 minutes or until filling is a golden brown and center is is set
    Cool on wire rack about an hour
    Best when refrigerated 2 or 3 hours before serving
    I like to add a little fresh lemon juice as well.

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