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Praline Buttermilk Pie makes me want to sing a diddy while I jump rope!  Here we go…

Jump In!

Strawberry Shortcake, Buttermilk Pie,

Who’s gunna beeee my luck-EEE guy?

A, jump B, jump C, jump D, jump E, jump F, jump G, jump H, jump I, jump J,  jump K,  stumble  Kenny!

Actually, although I loved jump roping, I was, and continue to be a klutz; so I would have most likely stumbled around the letter E (or even B) and ended up with Earl as my lucky guy.   Such is life.

Nothing makes me jump for joy like PIE does!  But,  you know that already not don’tcha.  A couple weeks ago my mom was in town, and when my mom is in town that means “girls day” for my sister, my mom, and I.  This day always involves something scrumptious.  We decided to spend our day along the lake shore.

We started at Mia & Grace, where I of course had to order dessert, which just happened to be Praline Buttermilk Pie.  I had never had Buttermilk Pie before, but I’m a praline girl so I knew it had to be good!  It was beyond good.  I had to slap my momma, quite literally, away from my pie….and I slapped my sister too.  If you live in W. Michigan and you have not tried Mia & Graces you MUST!  Everything is locally made or made in house….everything…I think even the toothpicks are whittled in the back!  From there we headed to The Cheese Lady, to purchase some cheese, of course.  Then we shopped for non food items in Grand Haven and Holland.  It was an awesome day!

The week following our “girls day” I became obsessed with recreating the Praline Buttermilk Pie….and well, I was quite successful thanks to some guidance from Lisa‘s blog.  Praline Buttermilk Pie is sweet, smooth, and crazy luscious.  For lack of a better explanation it’s good old fashioned comfort food polka dot period!

First, lift your piece of pie up to your face and breath in deeply.  Taking in the heavenly custardy aroma topped with  brown sugar, coconut, and coffee…with a hint of vanilla.  OOO doggie, is there a candle in this flavor?

With all that said this pie begs to be shared.  So make it, and share it!  Your peeps will be so thankful and forever indebted to you!

So now with out further ado…..let’s make this thing!

Start by blending 2 cups Sugar, 1 tablespoon Flour, 1/2 tablespoon Cornmeal, 1 stick Butter, softened in your mixer.  To that add 3 eggs + 1 yolk, beaten and a pinch of salt.  Mix well.


Measure 3/4 cup Buttermilk, to that add 1 teaspoon Vanilla, 1 teaspoon White Vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda whisk it all together.


Gradually pour milk mixture into sugar mixture, beat on high speed for 2-3 minutes .


Pour into a prepared pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Cover with a sheet of aluminum foil and bake an additional 30 minutes. Pie should not be jiggly in the center, it should be firm.  If there is a slight softness or jiggle, that’s ok it will firm up as it cool, but nothing that resembles loose pudding.


Let pie cool completely.  You could eat it as is but WHY!  The praline adds that extra somethin somethin.  I’m telling you don’t pass on the praline layer.


To make the praline combine brown sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan, turn heat on medium, whisk in Karo syrup. Cook until mixture begins to bubble up, cook for 3 minutes add in vanilla and coffee, continue to cook for another 2 minutes.


Remove from heat stir in coconut and chopped pecans. Stir vigorously to cool, also to create a airy, smooth texture.  Do this until your arm hurts! For me that’s about 3 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes then spoon over the top of the Buttermilk Pie, carefully spreading to cover the top. Refrigerate, or immediately dig in!


This pie is going to be the end of me.  I just can’t stay away.  I hear it calling my name in the night and I find my self in the kitchen with a fork eating straight out of the pie plate with the refrigerator door open.  Sad, but true.  Then I go back to jumping rope in my sleep.



What is your sweet tooth obsession?  What sugary creation makes you wobble at the knees
 or beckons you to the fridge in the wee hours of the night?



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  1. 1

    I love that you and your mom had such a great time! I keep hearing about this pie in Michigan… so a) when I visit Michigan I WILL be eating pie and b) when you and I finally get together, will you make me pie with your famous crust?? 🙂 Hope you are having a ball out west GirlFriend!!
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    I don’t get out enough, obviously, because I’ve never heard of this pie. Looking at the recipe I think I will love it!
    Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef recently posted..Food Writer Fridays – Meet Charles Smith of Five Euro FoodMy Profile

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    OOh em gee. I love a buttermilk pie. And i love pralines. (I’ve bealing mexican praline candies since i could cook! growing up in houston, it was one of the first candies my granny taught me to make at christmas. Now i make it for my husbands west michigan family and theu adore them! My FIL asks for them each year as his gift. So to combine the two?? I cannot imagine many things in this world that would be better….


  4. 4
    Cassie :

    I’m a fool for buttermilk pie. This looks amazing Sheila!
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  5. 5

    I have never had or made a buttermilk pie, and even better with praline! Looking foreword to it.
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  6. 6

    My new favorite.

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      Sheila :

      MMMmm! Thats music to my ears! So glad you love it as much as Me! Thanks for stopping by to let me know! xox, Sheila


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