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Jasper's Buttermilk Pie



(Recipe from famed chef Kent Rathbun's mother-in-law, Barbara Moore)

1 pie shell (recipe below)        
1/4 cup flour 
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup buttermilk 
1 1/2 cups sugar 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla  
3 eggs 

Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pastry, trimming and fluting the edge. Combine the flour, butter, buttermilk, sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Beat until smooth. Pour into prepared pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.               

Pie Shell:
1 cup flour 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar 
1/3 cup shortening plus 1 tablespoon shortening 
4 tablespoons cold water                                  

Measure flour, salt, and sugar into bowl. Cut in shortening thoroughly. Sprinkle in water, a tablespoon at a time, mixing until all flour is moistened and dough almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons water can be added if needed.)

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