Buttermilk Pie


Simply classic America pie, fantastic for pie beginners as this recipe is really easy to make.

Best served with ice cream or fresh fruit.

You'll need...
For the pastry…
125g/4oz plain flour
55g butter, cubed
2-3 tablespoons of cold water

For the filling…
110g butter, softened
150g sugar
5 eggs
240ml buttermilk
1teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons plain flour
1 lemon, juice and zest

To make…
First make the pastry, put the flour in a mixing bowl and add the butter. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until you have a mixture that resembles coarse breadcrumbs with no large lumps of butter remaining. Using a knife, stir in just enough of the cold water to bind the dough together. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill for 10-15 minutes before using.

Roll out the dough on a floured glass worktop saver until around 5mm thick.
Using the dough line a 20cm pie dish. Trim the edges and prick the base lightly with a fork, chill for 30mins

Preheat the oven to 230oC
Mix the butter and sugar together until creamy, beat in the eggs one at a time.
Add all the other ingredients and pour into the chilled pastry
Bake for 10mins then turn the oven down to 190oC and bake for a further 35mins

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