Grandma's Holiday Pie

Grandma's Holiday Pie


  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) Wisconsin Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 (9-inch) unbaked pie shells
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat eggs in large bowl; add flour and sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla extract, almond extract, lemon zest and Mascarpone cheese.
  4. Add to the egg mixture, beating until smooth.
  5. Pour into pie shells; sprinkle tops lightly with nutmeg.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to 325 degrees F. Loosely tent pies with foil.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes more or until surface is golden brown and center is set.
  9. Whip cream to soft peaks; stir in sugar; whip to stiff peaks.
  10. Serve atop pie slices.

Servings: 16

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin

by Chef Bill Rowling

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