Chocolate Buttermilk Pie


  • 2 unbaked pie shells (9 in or larger)
  • 2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 3/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 c all-purpose
  • 1/3 c cocoa powder
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c plus 2 oz. buttermilk


1. Combine sugar and butter and mix until well blended.

2. Beat in the eggs and mix well. Combine and whisk the flour, cocoa and salt until mixed then add to the butter mixture.

3. Add buttermilk and the vanilla to the mixture and stir until well mixed.

4. Pour into pie shells and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Or, as oven temperatures vary, bake as long as it takes for pie to be firm and not jiggle in the middle. Cool completely before cutting. Store left over pie in the refrigerator.