I love buttermilk pie. It is a southern staple, not to be confused with a chess pie, that I became obsessed with when moving to Lubbock, TX in 2013. The Slaton Bakery in Slaton, TX as you drive in from Highway 84 is incredible, and makes a mean buttermilk pie. While this is where the love affair started, it only grew when I discovered Biti Pies in Amarillo, TX. The pies were already worth driving a two-three hour round trip on a friend’s birthday, but when they started selling their smaller pies on the Texas Tech campus I became obsessed. This may have resulted in what I called the Senior-10-pound weight gain that I blamed on a stressful graduate school search, but they were worth every bit of it.
After moving to Oklahoma I went two years without a slice of buttermilk pie, and I started to really miss it. I used to love grabbing a mini pie or splitting one with my friends when we were having a rough day or just wanted to treat ourselves. After becoming homesick for Texas, specifically Lubbock, I started trying to make a buttermilk pie to satisfy my cravings. I also took the extra pie to work and my coworkers loved it so much they finished the whole pie before lunch. This recipe in particular makes two pies, and while I did not make the pie crust from scratch I think I will next time to see what it adds to the dish!
I am a student affairs professional, an amateur chef, and an adventurer at heart.
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