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Ingredients: Metric Units
8 Tbsp. butter
2 c. sugar
3 Tbsp. flour
3 eggs beaten
1 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
dash nutmeg
1 unbaked 9" pie shell
This is an old-fashioned pie that my dad remembers his grandmother baking - she called it "Skin Pie" because the custard gets a little carmelized layer on top. It's essentially a custard pie, creamy and silky with just a little hint of tartness from the buttermilk. This pie was featured at the 2009 VWR International Potluck Christmas Luncheon.

Substitutions: If you don't have buttermilk, do this: Place 2 Tbsp. vinegar in the bottom of a 1 cup measure. Fill the rest of the measure with milk. Set aside about 5 minutes. The vinegar will "clabber" the milk - it will look thicker and a little gloppy.

You will need: An unbaked pie shell.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Place pie shell into pie plate, if necessary. (Some prepared pie shells you can buy at the grocery store come already in a foil pie pan.) If you want to make your own pie dough, here's a pie crust recipe.

In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar. Beat in flour, eggs.

Stir in buttermilk, vanilla, and nutmeg. Pour into pie shell.

Bake in preheated 350 for 45-50 min or until custard sets. (Jiggle the pan a little bit - if the center of the pie ripples like liquid would, it's not done yet.) Cool before serving.

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Contributed on: and modified on Sunday January 3rd, 2010