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Chocolate Buttermilk Pie

Servings: 8
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 store-bought deep dish pie crust
7 eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup buttermilk
Whipped cream, for garnish

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 C) .

Place the chocolate chips in a double boiler and melt over low heat, stirring constantly. Place the pre-made piecrust in a pie pan and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla, salt, sugar, and buttermilk, and mix with electric hand mixer. With a rubber spatula, gently stir the melted chocolate into the batter. Pour batter into the pie crust. Place in middle rack of preheated oven. Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool completely. If not eating immediately, refrigerate pie. Garnish with store-bought whipped cream just before serving.

Makes 8 servings.

Date: April 13, 2004