Ozark Foodie

By: 
Lonnie Taylor
County Reporter
 
I have a Thanksgiving attitude of gratitude for Benton County.
 
The people of this county support our law enforcement officers, first responders, fire fighters, health care professionals, teachers and preachers, and all the others who contribute to make our county a great place to live. We have a myriad of local organizations who help those less fortunate. We have citizens who stop and help you get up if you trip and fall. So, this holiday I will gratefully enjoy dinner in Benton County, a great place to live.
 
This year I am making buttermilk pies, a very old-fashioned dessert that Mike loves. I am buying the pie crusts (I know, but even professional cooks sometimes use them) And I love real nutmeg, using a microplane and grating whole nutmegs.
 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use a nine-inch-deep dish pie crust.
3 eggs, lightly beaten. Add 
3 Tablespoons flour and 1 cup sugar, mix well.
 
Add 1-1/2 cups buttermilk and 1 stick melted and cooled butter; Mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla and ¼ teaspoon nutmeg. I grate a lot more nutmeg over the top before baking. Put on baking sheet. Bake for about 35-45 minutes, or until pie is still jiggly and the top is barely firm.

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