Old Fashioned Buttermilk Chess Pie

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1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon of cornmeal
2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup of butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup of buttermilk
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
4 large eggs, whisked
Zest from one lemon
Juice of 1/2 of a lemon
1 unbaked pie shell (you can use homemade if you want)
Homemade whipped cream, for garnish
Freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish


Prebake the pie shell according to package directions.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Whisk together the sugar, cornmeal, flour and salt.
Add the butter, buttermilk, and vanilla and whisk
Add eggs and whisk.
Stir in lemon zest and juice.
Pour mixture into the prebaked pie shell.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and set. Check on your pie after 20 minutes and if the crust is getting very dark, cover the edges with foil to prevent overbrowning.
Let the pie cool completely on a rack before cutting to give it a chance to set.
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a grating of fresh nutmeg on top.