Texas Twister Buttermilk Pie


There are really two parts to the story behind this pie. PART 1: eons ago, when Unicorns roamed the earth and I was in college, I waited tables at a place called Threadgill's - Home Cookin'. One of the desserts was (and still is) buttermilk pie, which I never took a liking too because I found it to be sweet - just SWEET and nothing else. So I never ate it. PART 2: Fast forward to the present. I know I want to make something sweet for chili week, I know I do NOT want to go back to the store, so I start rooting around in the pantry and fridge. One thing we almost always have is buttermilk. And of course I have chilis galore this week and so ... this idea started formulating ... what if there were more to the buttermilk pie than just sweet? And so ... a pie is born. And it is good. - aargersi

What you will need

3 red fresno peppers

4 jalapenos

1 and 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup super fine sugar

1/2 cup water

1 1/2 cups AP flour

1 cup unsalted butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground chili (NOT chili powder with other stuff in it too - my sister sent me some sundried chili from New Mexico that is AMAZING - but ground ancho will work fine - there are a bunch of kinds on line too)

1 cup buttermilk

4 eggs

2 teaspoons lime zest

2 teaspoons lime juice


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