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just add maple….

16 Nov

well it’s friday already. how did that happen?! i baked two different versions of a pie this week and neither turned out post worthy. frustrating. so i am going to post a delicious little tweak on an all time favorite of mine-maple buttermilk pie.
guys- just when you think buttermilk pie couldn’t get any better, add some maple syrup to it and your life will be changed. all you need to do is follow the recipe here for buttermilk pie, only take out 1/2 cup sugar and replace it with maple syrup and add 2 tablespoons more of flour and a 1/2 teaspoon sea salt. bake as usual and just try to stop yourself from eating the whole thing in one sitting. seriously. stop. you will feel sick. but do eat it for breakfast. i did. several times.

also, on this week before thanksgiving some of you may be planning ahead and trying to do as much food prep as possible before your big turkey dinner. well, yesterday i helped a friend of mine prep pies and freeze them so thanksgiving day all she has to do is pop those babies in the oven and voila! homemade pies! we prepped pumpkin and pecan pies. we made them just as you normally would, only when the time came to bake them we covered them tightly in plastic wrap and put them in the freezer. she (or you, if you decided to freeze your pies early) will just need to bake them a bit longer than usual to cook them all the way through. easy as pie.
cooks illustrated said we couldĀ (instructions toward the end) so i trust them. also, that recipe for apple pie from cooks illustrated is a WONDERFUL choice of pie to serve on thursday. i plan to bake my pecan pie and pumpkin parsnip pie.

on this glorious holiday of thankfulness and pie, what do you plan to make?


a little bit of texas

17 Sep

last summer my family and i moved to kansas city from denton, tx. our first few months in this city were sweet and adventure filled as we explored our new home and fell in love with it’s people, food, coffee, art, music…the list goes on. but after those initial few months a little home sickness set in. i needed some texas in my life. so i baked up a buttermilk pie. this was just what my little heart needed. it’s custardy sweetness and caramelized top were pure comfort. after i had eaten most of it myself while moping on the couch watching friday night lights i shared it with my kansas city friends (partly out of generosity but mostly out of waist-line protection) and they were hooked. i mean what’s not to love? the two cups of sugar is a wonderful place to start. yeah, 2 cups. so drink coffee while eating it. like, for real.

this pie is a breeze to bake. the only “tricky” part is blind baking (or pre-baking) the crust, and that’s not even tricky. you simply make your crust like normal, make the edges look pretty, line with a piece of foil, fill with beans and pop into a pre-heated oven. in this case you’ll only blind bake it for 10 minutes. which is pretty great because that’s all the time you need to make the filling!

so here you have it. buttermilk pie:

recipe adapted from homesick texan (how fitting)

2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 large eggs, beaten
pinch of salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon white vinegar

1 pie crust

put pie crust into a 350 F oven and blind bake for 10 minutes.
combine the sugar with the flour. cream the butter in an electric mixer. add the sugar mixture to the butter and then stir in the eggs, salt, buttermilk, baking soda, vanilla extract and vinegar.
pour filling into the partially baked pie crust, sprinkle with nutmeg and bake uncovered until brown on top and the custard has set, about 50-55 minutes. check on your pie at 40-45 min and if it’s looking too brown just cover it with some tin foil until ready.
let cool for 20-30 min before serving. this little gem is delicious both cold and warm.

just try to keep this pie in your house for longer that 2 days. i dare you. but either way keep this one in the fridge.
clear plates, full bellies, can’t lose.