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Eliza’s Buttermilk Pie

Eliza was my cold food cook at Vencor Hospital, and was a wiz when it came to desserts. She had a real knack for reading a recipe and playing with it to make it her own — and the funny part is, she never ate them, she just loved making them!  Since I had never set up any sort of dessert rotation for the Cafeteria, she had free reign to create whatever she wished — and we were never disappointed! She found this recipe in the Aunt Bee Cookbook (she has almost as many off-the-wall cookbooks as I do!!)  It’s absolutely fantastic!!

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 9″ pie shell

In large bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cornstarch, butter, and eggs.  Mix on low speed until well blended.  Add the buttermilk and mix well. Pour into pie shell and bake at 350° for 40 minutes, or until brown on top and set.

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