I always have buttermilk in my fridge because it is a great ingredient to bake with. It has a wonderfully tangy, buttery flavor that tenderizes cakes, pancakes and other goodies. Another delicious dish you can make with buttermilk is Buttermilk Pie, an old fashioned pie that is worth buying buttermilk for even if you don’t use it as often as I do. I’m sharing my recipe for this easy-to-make Buttermilk Pie over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!), so you can give it a try yourself.
Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can try a few variations, like my Pineapple Buttermilk Meringue Pie or my Buttermilk Pie Bars. You can also dress up a buttermilk pie by bruleeing the top, a twist that I added to the pie pictured above. I simply sprinkled 2 tablespoons of sugar on top of the pie and used a kitchen torch to toast that sugar into a crisp layer of caramel, just like you would find on a creme brulee. This is not only a nice way to make the pie a little more delicious (and fun!), but it also gives the pie a very polished look.