Chocolate Buttermilk Pie


Very rich is this pie, made with 6 eggs, butter and buttermilk. Like a custard, a cake and a brownie rolled into one dessert. Started as a traditional pie of the United Kingdom as Buttermilk Pie now a tradition of southern regions of the United States, especially Texas. There are different versions of this pie and one is a Chocolate Buttermilk.  So,if you have some leftover buttermilk from making buttermilk biscuits this recipe only requires 1 cup.

325 degree oven

1 – 9 inch pie crust unbaked (bottom only)

  • 1 – 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup of espresso coffee or strong coffee
  • 1 – 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) of  softened butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon of  salt
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of AP flour
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of Buttermilk
  • walnuts

whipped cream(if desired)

  1. In a double boiler  place chocolate chips and coffee and melt till smooth, stirring constantly with spatula. Take off heat and cool slightly.
  2. Combine softened  butter and sugar in large bowl using mixer
  3. Add vanilla and salt to bowl and combine and mix
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg is incorporated in batter and keep mixing until all 6 eggs are used
  5. Combine flour and cocoa powder in small bowl and add to the mix
  6. Add cooled chocolate chips and coffee to the batter
  7. Add buttermilk and continue using mixer till all is mixed in
  8. Pour and use spatula to place batter into 9 inch unbaked pie shell
  9. Place walnuts on top of batter
  10. Bake in 325 degree oven for 1 hour or until pie is firm
  11. Cool
  12. Top with whipped cream if desired
  13. Enjoy!

About piesandeyes

I am a Chef, a Baker, a foodie, I love pots and pans, bakeries, and especially pies! I love the smells of something baking in the oven and I could live just standing next to a stove.
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2 Responses to Chocolate Buttermilk Pie

  1. Buttermilk is a wonderful ingredient that I always seem to neglect. The addition of milk and butter would certainly make it moreish and rich and there’s something that makes my heart go pitter patter when it comes to a rich brownie/pie/crust indeed 🙂

    • piesandeyes says:

      Like those rich things, huh! Yes, I do not use buttermilk often! and I try not to make things that are too rich because I tend to eat too much of my share and eating too much fat is not too healthy for me!

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