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If you’re anything like me, the title alone drew you to this post. Anything with buttermilk gets five stars in my book. So let me just tell you right now that if you like buttermilk, pies, and peaches, this one won’t disappoint. This is an old fashioned buttermilk custard pie with juicy bites of peaches throughout and a hint of cinnamon in every bite.
It’s as good hot as it is cold – and as good for dessert as it is for breakfast. Oooh did I say that? Pie for breakfast? Oh I meant….mid morning snack with your coffee, as long as you got up at 4:00 AM and skipped breakfast just to have this “snack” at 7:00 Am. ~winks and grins~ It has buttermilk (calcium!), eggs (protein!) and peaches (fruit!), toss in the starches in the crust and all ya gotta do it throw a green bean on the side and you’ve practically eaten the food pyramid!
I’ll get to showing you how to make this easy and delicious pie again here in a minute but first I got some rambling to do because that’s just how I work
I had to run some errands yesterday afternoon and came home to find my husband washing his car and my daughter riding her bicycle in the driveway. She beamed from ear to ear as I got out of the car and she told me it was the first spring day of riding her bike. I put my groceries down and perched on a porch step as I watched her for a bit. It seems like yesterday, but it has been over thirty years since I was exactly where Katy Rose was.
Did you have a bicycle as a kid? I had a pink one with a banana style seat and the words “Powder puff” written on it. It was beautiful, my pride and joy. I put a piece of masking tape running down the center of the seat as soon as I got it. I’d get on it and line up the zipper of my brother’s hand me down jeans with that strip of tape to help me find my balance as I was teaching myself to ride.
Once I learned, man I was off! I imagine some folks who didn’t know any better might have thought I was just riding a bicycle as I wore trails into the roads in my neighborhood, but if you were ever in the seat of your own bicycle as a child you know the truth – I was flying!
Every morning I’d get up with the sun, get dressed as quickly as I could, and then head out for a day of peddling as fast as I could while the wind flew through my hair and I soared through the skies of Huntsville.
Oh how I remember the joy of that first day when it was warm enough to ride your bike after the winter! I’d ride all day long only to wake up the next day with legs so sore I could hardly walk, but by golly I’d still get on that bike and within a day or two be back to flying again.
You know, so much of life is like that.
It starts out fun, then we realize it’s hard, but we stick with it and pedal some more and eventually we’ll be rewarded with some good flight time.
If we just stick with it.
And keep pedaling.
If it feels hard today, if you’re a little sore from trying, don’t give up.
You’ll fly soon.
Now lets park our bikes and make a pie.
You’ll need: Buttermilk, sugar, peaches, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, butter, and a few tablespoons of flour. The flour was camera shy. Some ingredients are just like that so I try to be flexible
Oh, and also a pie crust.
A Deep Dish one.
Drain your peaches and pour them into your unbaked pie crust.
Sometimes I end up with a little bit extra batter and it won’t quite fit into my crust, so I always eat one or two peach slices just to be on the safe side. ~winks~
Oh the things I go through for my family.
Melt your butter in a medium mixing bowl.
Stir in your buttermilk first.
This cools the butter down a bit so when we add our eggs they won’t cook, instead we’ll be able to whisk them up like we want to.
Add in all other ingredients.
Stir them up until well blended.
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Pour over your peaches.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes, or until the center is set (doesn’t jiggle when you gently shake it).
Serve hot or cold.
Ya might wanna make two like I usually do…
and let us know where you live…
and have plates and forks handy…
coz we’re gonna wanna dig in.
Be there soon, I’ll leave my bicycle in your front yard
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