Chocolate Buttermilk Pie with Whiskey and Almonds


This chocolate buttermilk pie with whiskey and almonds is reminiscent of an old-fashioned chess pie. The whiskey and dark cocoa give it an added kick and the crunch from the almonds adds texture.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 1 pastry for a 9-inch pie crust

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup light brown sugar

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 ½ tablespoons dark cocoa powder

  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornmeal

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 large eggs

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • ¼ cup whiskey

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

  • ¾ cup toasted sliced almonds


  1. Place pastry crust in a pie plate. Refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Combine white sugar, brown sugar, flour, cocoa powder, cornmeal, and salt in a small bowl.

  4. Whisk eggs, buttermilk, butter, whiskey, and vanilla paste together in a large bowl. Add sugar mixture and blend until smooth. Stir in almonds by hand until incorporated. Pour mixture into the chilled pastry crust.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden and center is set, 50 to 60 minutes. Transfer pie to a wire rack and cool to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

415 Calories
22g Fat
46g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 313mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 171mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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