Lemon Buttermilk Pie

Lemon Buttermilk Pie is a delightful and tangy dessert with a creamy, custard-like filling. Here’s a simple recipe for making Lemon Buttermilk Pie:


For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons ice water

For the Filling:

  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Prepare Pie Crust:

  • In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
  • Add the cold, cubed butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • While pulsing, gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together.
  • Shape the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

2. Roll Out and Line Pie Pan:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • On a floured surface, roll out the chilled dough and fit it into a 9-inch pie pan. Trim the excess dough and crimp the edges.
  • Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork and place a piece of parchment paper over the crust. Fill the crust with pie weights or dried beans.
  • Blind bake the crust for about 15 minutes. Remove the weights and parchment paper and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the crust is lightly golden. Allow it to cool.

3. Prepare Filling:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and flour.
  • Add eggs and whisk until smooth.
  • Stir in buttermilk, melted butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.

4. Bake:

  • Pour the filling into the cooled pie crust.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the center is set and the top is golden brown.

5. Cool and Serve:

  • Allow the Lemon Buttermilk Pie to cool completely before slicing.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature.

This Lemon Buttermilk Pie offers a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness with a creamy texture. It’s a delightful dessert that’s sure to be a hit, especially during warmer months. Enjoy!

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