Luby's Buttermilk Chess Pie

Chess pie is a Southern classic. It was originally created as a dessert for times when the cellar was bare and no fruits were in season. Today, it's considered a seasonless sensation.

1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 extra-large eggs
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Dash of salt
1 unbaked 9" pie shell

Heat oven to 375F.

In large bowl, combine sugar, butter, and flour. Mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add buttermilk, vanilla and salt. Mix just until blended. Do not overmix. Pour into pie shells.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Do not overbake.

1 9" pie