Lemony and rich! Another version of heaven on a plate! This is a southern recipe, via Texas, that has been altered to fit what I like to call Lemon Buttermilk Pie. You could add the chess bit to the name, but then it begins to take more time to say the name than to make it. I usually serve this warm or cooled with homemade whip cream and a couple of strawberries. Enjoy!
For the Filling
- ¼ cup unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1½ cups buttermilk
- 4 large egg yolks
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 lemon (zest and juice)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- grated nutmeg
For the Pie Crust
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup diced unsalted butter
- ½ cup chilled vegetable shortening (such as Crisco)
- ¼ cup buttermilk (plus 2 tblspns)
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Buttermilk Pie Crust: (Note) I like to blind bake my crust up to 10 minutes before adding the filling. That is just my preference.