Buttermilk pie

Buttermilk pie is a classic Southern dessert known for its creamy, custard-like filling with a slightly tangy flavor. Here’s a simple recipe to make a delicious Buttermilk Pie:


  • 1 9-inch pie crust (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon (optional)
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the pie crust in a 9-inch pie dish and crimp the edges as desired. If using a store-bought crust, follow the instructions on the package for pre-baking, if necessary.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar and flour until well combined.
  3. Add the eggs to the sugar mixture, one at a time, whisking well after each addition.
  4. Stir in the buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla extract, lemon juice, lemon zest (if using), and a pinch of salt until the filling is smooth and well combined.
  5. Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust.
  6. Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until the filling is set and the top is lightly golden brown. The center may still jiggle slightly, but it should not be liquidy.
  7. Once baked, remove the pie from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack before slicing and serving.
  8. Serve slices of buttermilk pie on its own or topped with whipped cream or a dusting of powdered sugar, if desired.

Enjoy the creamy texture and tangy flavor of this classic Southern dessert!

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