Alligator Pie, Alligator Pie,
If I don't get some I think I'm gonna die,
Give away the green grass, give away the sky,
But don't give away my Alligator Pie.
I love poems and silly rhymes. Can you tell? And unfortunately, I know LOTS of them after teaching school for thirteen years and then raising two boys.
I also love pies. Now that I have gone back to making dough balls for my crust and freezing them, I can have them more often.
Or, not so often as the case, and my waistline, may be.
I also have this penchant for old recipes - Jeff Davis Pie, Watergate Salad (which I wrote about here), Buttermilk Pie.
Now, no one makes Buttermilk Pie any longer, so making that has been a hit the last few years in my family and elsewhere. One year, it won Best Dessert at The Baytown Homeschoolers Open House!
And then, if there's one thing I like as much as books and history, it's chocolate. So when I came across a recipe for Chocolate Buttermilk Pie, I knew I had to try it.
It did not disappoint, although to be fair, it should be titled Fudge Pie. And, for all you naysers, there is not a hint of buttermilk in the taste.
The recipe below is easy peasy and makes two pies. I have, however, halved it into one pie when needed. If you would like to print the recipe from a printable card, see a video about making it, or read more about it, you can go to Just a Pinch Recipes. Only the recipe will appear and not my narrative which is getting wwwwwaaaaaayyyy too long.
Chocolate Buttermilk Pie
You will need 2 unbaked pie shells. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine and mix until well blended:
3 3/4 cups sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
Beat in and mix well:
Combine and whisk together:
1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt