Buttermilk Pie

Old-fashioned and delicious!

(Preheat oven to 400 degrees)

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) deep dish pie crust

In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and the sugar. Add the flour, salt and eggs and mix well, making sure that the eggs are well incorporated and there are no “bits” of flour left. Mix in the buttermilk and vanilla extract. Pour into a deep dish pie shell. Be careful as this fills the shell pretty full. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 325 degrees and bake for 45 minutes, or until filling is set.

Pumpkin Pie

It seems somehow un-American to dislike pumpkin pie but that’s exactly the position that I was in most of my life. I love spices and I love ginger but I didn’t love overwhelming spiciness that is common in most pumpkin pies. I always felt that the spices overwhelmed the pumpkin flavor. One day a friend of mine, Karen Jones, made a pumpkin pie for us a Christmas gift and she left out the ginger; that transformed the whole thing and, suddenly, I loved pumpkin pie. That’s the way I’ve made it ever since.
(Preheat oven to 425 degrees)

1 (9 inch) unbaked deep dish pie crust
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 eggs
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin purée
1 (12 ounce can) evaporated milk

In a small bowl, combine the sugar, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Beat the eggs in a large bowl; mix in the pumpkin and the sugar mixture and then gradually stir in the evaporated milk. Pour into a pie shell. Bake for 15 minutes in preheated oven; reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 40 to 50 minutes (until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean); cool for at least two hours. Serve with ice cream, cool whip, sweetened whipped cream or un-garnished.


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through Christ our Lord,

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