A spectacular buttermilk pie recipe for special occasions. This pie features a soft buttermilk filling with whipped cream and a topping of homemade peanut brittle. This makes the best buttermilk pie recipe you have ever made.
In a second bowl mix together the buttermilk, butter, eggs and vanilla.
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Blend.
Pour into the pie shell and bake at 425 for 10 minutes. Lower to 350F and bake another 30 min. The pie center may jiggle a little bit even after its baked. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Place the whipped cream in the mixer, whip on high until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and continue whipping until hard peaks form. Add the vanilla and whip until incorporated. Spoon on top of the cooled pie.
Homemade Peanut Brittle
Making your own peanut brittle is optional. You can purchase some peanut brittle and break it into small chunks if you like.
Be cautious when making this recipe. Please don’t make it with children in the kitchen. The brittle is cooked to a very high temperature and could cause serious burns if not made with caution.
Place sugar, syrup and water in a saucepan, cook over medium heat until hard crack stage. (task a tsp of hot syrup and drizzle into cold water, if its hard and crackly its done, or use a candy thermometer and cook to 305 F degrees.
Add the butter and peanut. Then add the baking soda, it will foam up.
Spread out in a thin layer on a well buttered pan. It is extremely hot so don’t touch it until it cools.
Break the cooled peanut brittle into small pieces and sprinkle on top of your pie.