Baking Classics: Buttermilk Fudge Pie

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The Technique

Buttermilk Fudge Pie

Liberty. A tiny little cottage much like the one described in the fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel, is where I first began honing my baking skills. The owner, a kind but eccentric artist, & his German wife had just moved back to the states with their two children to open the cafe. Culinary school was on the horizon & I was interested in gaining more regular experience before starting classes the following summer. As long as I performed my regular duties which included working the line, washing dishes, sweeping, mopping & prepping out the line for the next shift, I was given free range to bake anything I wanted for the cafe. I whipped up several different confections but there were a few simple items that became regular requests by customers, Classic Cheesecake & Buttermilk Fudge Pie.

Buttermilk Fudge Pie delivers a slice of effortless decadence that stands tall & stately on the plate. The filling can be whisked together quickly much like a pan of brownies. The homemade pie crust gives the dessert a beautiful edge. Look for my tips to prepare the Buttermilk-Cornmeal Pastry Dough with a dramatic fluting technique & handcraft a sweet treat your whole family will love. 

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makes 8 servings

The pie is scrumptious served either warm or chilled. Try topping with a variety of ice cream flavors such as chocolate chip, coffee or buttered pecan for ultra decadent indulgence.

Buttermilk-Cornmeal Pastry Dough
1/2 cup butter
1 {4-oz} bar unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup whole buttermilk
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3 eggs
1/4 cup all purpose flour
Ice cream

Prepare the Buttermilk-Cornmeal Pastry Dough according to instructions. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Melt the butter & the chocolate in a large glass bowl on High 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Let stand 5 minutes. Whisk in the buttermilk, the brown sugar, the vanilla & the salt until blended. Add the eggs & whisk the mixture until smooth. Whisk in the flour. Pour the filling into the partially baked pie crustBake on the middle oven rack 35 to 40 minutes or until set but slightly jiggly in the center of the pie. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Slice into wedges. Serve warm or chilled with ice cream.

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makes 1 {10-inch} pie crust

Baking the pie on a half sheet pan allows for easy depositing & retrieval from the oven.

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 Tbsp plain yellow cornmeal
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup cold butter
1/4 cup cold shortening
3 to 4 Tbsp whole buttermilk

Whisk together the flour, the cornmeal & the salt in a large bowl. Cut the butter & the shortening into the mixture using a fork or your fingers until crumbly in texture making certain to leave some of the fat in large bits. Drizzle the buttermilk over the mixture & shape the dough into a disc. Place the dough disc between two sheets of plastic wrap. Roll the dough into a 12-inch circle. Remove the top piece of plastic & invert the dough into a lightly greased 10-inch pie plate. Remove the second piece of plastic wrap. Fit the dough down into the pie plate. Lift the excess dough hanging over the sides & fold it under so that it rests on the lip of the pan. Crimp the dough around edges in a decorative pattern. Secure a few pieces of the dough underneath the lip of the pie plate. Chill 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the unbaked crust on a half sheet pan. Place a piece of parchment paper into the crust. Top with pie weights or dried beans. Bake on the middle oven rack 15 minutes. Remove the partially baked crust from the oven. Remove the pie weights or dried beans. Cool 10 minutes before filling & baking further according to recipe instructions.

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How To Make Buttermilk Fudge Pie

Buttermilk Fudge Pie is so simple to make & if you have ingredients that are close but not quite what is called for in the ingredient list, you can prepare it all the same. Semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate may be substituted for the unsweetened. You may reduce the brown sugar by a quarter cup for a more robust chocolate taste or leave it as is for a sweeter pie. The choice is yours to make. 

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A few pieces for equipment will be necessary in order to complete the task. Read through the recipes before beginning. Here’s what you should know. 

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Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the unbaked crust on a half sheet pan. Place a piece of parchment paper into the crust. Top with pie weights or dried beans. Bake on the middle oven rack 15 minutes.

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Remove the partially baked crust from the oven. Remove the pie weights or dried beans. Cool 10 minutes before filling & baking further according to recipe instructions.

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Melt the butter & the chocolate in a large glass bowl on High 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Let stand 5 minutes. Whisk in the buttermilk, the brown sugar, the vanilla & the salt until blended. Add the eggs & whisk the mixture until smooth. Whisk in the flour. Pour the filling into the partially baked pie crust.

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Bake on the middle oven rack 35 to 40 minutes or until set but slightly jiggly in the center of the pie. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Slice into wedges. Serve warm or chilled with ice cream.

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“Hansel & Gretel: Dream Pantomime” Engelbert Humperdinck

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