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Alligator . . . er, Chocolate Buttermilk Pie

January 3, 2018

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.


--Dennis Lee


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

6 eggs


Combine and whisk together:

1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/4 tsp salt


Add dry