Buttermilk adds a subtle, creamy tang to the grits.

Marian Cooper Cairns
Recipe by Southern Living October 2017

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Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring water, whole milk, and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Gradually whisk in uncooked grits; return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until creamy and thickened, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in buttermilk and 2 Tbsp. butter.

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  • Peel and dice pears. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a small skillet over medium. Add pears, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir brown sugar and cinnamon into warm grits. Top servings with cooked pears and your favorite crunchy granola.

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