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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Buttermilk Pie

If you've never had buttermilk pie, you may be wondering what it's like. Does it taste like buttermilk? Buttermilk is used in many desserts and no that buttermilk taste is not what you'll notice, in case you're not a fan. This classic southern pie is a delicious custard like treat!


  • 1/2 c Butter, melted
  • 1.5 c Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs (room temperature)
  • 3 tbs All Purpose Flour (heaping tablespoons)
  • 1 tbs Lemon Zest
  • 3 tbs Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 c Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Nutmeg
  • Deep Dish Pie Shell (I used store bought)
Preheat oven to 350℉

Add sugar and melted butter to a medium mixing bowl and combine with a hand mixer. Add eggs and mix until creamy.

Add flour and mix to incorporate.

A heaping tablespoon

Add lemon zest, lemon juice, buttermilk, vanilla, and salt - mix to combine.

Add filling to pie shell.

If you like, brush the edges of the crust with egg wash (1 beaten egg mixed with a teaspoon of water or milk).

Cooks Note: I prefer to place my pie shell on a foil lined baking sheet before filling. It makes transferring to the oven easier and prevents spills in the oven. 

Sprinkle the top of the pie with a pinch of fresh ground nutmeg.

Bake 35-45 minutes until set.

Allow to cool completely before serving, at least 1 hour. Pie is best served at room temperature.

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  1. I've been craving Buttermilk Pie - I haven't had it in years! I'm pinning this and I'd love if you'd come share it with Awesome Life Friday tonight. :) http://rchreviews.blogspot.com/

    1. Thanks Lynda! I hope you get to enjoy a slice soon!

  2. We love Buttermilk Pie and this is a delicious recipe! We always love your recipes at Full Plate Thursday, thanks so much for sharing them with us!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you, Helen. It's always a pleasure stopping by Full Plate Thursday.


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