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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Buttermilk Pie serves up sweet memories of my uncle

I share this recipe with you, in memory of my uncle Lee Roy Poe. How much I enjoyed baking "Uncle" this Buttermilk Pie. Each visit when he and my sweeter-than-sugar Aunt Helen came to Michigan from Arkansas, I would make him this pie. I don't remember exactly when I started making it for him, it seems like something that I've always done and always enjoyed doing.

Uncle had a heart of gold and was one of the kindest men I've ever known. He always made sure to tell me how much he loved my Buttermilk Pie. It was always good, and just right according to him. I guess it could of been that he really thought it was that good or the fact that he would never say otherwise. I know that my aunt made this pie just as well and if not better than I did. Although if you asked her, I'm sure she would say otherwise. Uncle wasn't the only one with a heart of gold.

I think for me, it became more about doing something special for someone I cared so much about. My uncle was the kind of person that made everyone feel special. He was a joy to be around - his smile always showed how happy he was to see you.

I'll continue to make this pie for family, and each time it will serve up those sweet memories of Uncle Lee Roy.

It's the little things in life that mean the world. Make a difference in someone's life and show them how much you appreciate the little things they do.

For you Uncle Lee Roy. The world is a better place because of you.

Buttermilk Pie
Buttermilk Pie

1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1 1/3 cup sugar
3 eggs separated
3 tablespoon flour
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
pinch salt
1 pie shell

Cream butter and sugar in medium mixing bowl. Add egg yolks one at a time while mixing.
Beat in flour and buttermilk.
Add lemon juice and salt. Mix well.
Set aside.
In another mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff.
Fold into filling mixture.
Immediately pour into pie shell.
Bake on middle rack in 325 degree preheated oven for about an hour or until top browns.

In loving memory of Lee Roy Poe
Feb 10, 1924-Dec. 26, 2012
Sadly missed - Forever loved

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