Buttermilk Pie

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Buttermilk pie is an easy classic dessert made with simple pantry ingredients!  The result is a deliciously comforting custard pie with a slightly caramelized topping.  This pie will be one your family will request over and over!

Buttermilk pie is an easy classic dessert made with simple pantry ingredients! The result is a deliciously comforting custard pie with a slightly caramelized topping. This pie will be one your family will request over and over!

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This pie is amazing.  It’s pure classic comfort…  a vanilla flavored custard type pie with a slightly caramelized top. You don’t need a lot of fancy ingredients to create something amazing and you’ll likely have everything you need on hand for this dessert.

I have an old box of vintage recipes loaded with tons of classic desserts and meals.  I could literally spend an entire day just reading through them all!  Some of them I just look at and laugh (tuna jelly mold salad …. umm, I’ll pass thanks) but I’ve found some pretty incredible recipes hidden in there like Watergate Cookies!

Buttermilk pie is an easy classic dessert made with simple pantry ingredients! The result is a deliciously comforting custard pie with a slightly caramelized topping. This pie will be one your family will request over and over!

Recently I came across a recipe for Jeff Davis Pie.  While I’d never heard of Jeff Davis Pie, I have heard of buttermilk pie and the recipes are practically identical with the exception of milk vs. buttermilk.  After some searching, I see that the Jeff Davis pie traditionally contains cornmeal (which the version of the recipe I had doesn’t).

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I personally LOVE buttermilk as an ingredient in baking and in fresh recipes like homemade ranch dressing so I knew this recipe was one I had to make!After a couple of tests and a few little tweaks, I feel like this is literally the most perfect pie.

Buttermilk pie is an easy classic dessert made with simple pantry ingredients! The result is a deliciously comforting custard pie with a slightly caramelized topping. This pie will be one your family will request over and over!

I use a store bought pie crust making this extra quick, it’s ready to go in the oven in under 10 minutes! It’s going to be a family recipe I’ll make often because it’s easy and everyone absolutely LOVED it!

Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk pie is an easy classic dessert made with simple pantry ingredients!  The result is a deliciously comforting custard pie with a slightly caramelized topping.  This pie will be one your family will request over and over!

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Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs , room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees .
  2. LIne a 9″ pie plate with a single pie crust (store bought or homemade).
  3. Beat eggs until foamy. Beat in butter, flour and sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.
  5. Pour into prepared crust and bake for 45-55 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely.

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Recipe Adapted from Vintage Jeff Davis Pie
(as photographed) and Buttermilk Pie

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Buttermilk pie is an easy classic dessert made with simple pantry ingredients! The result is a deliciously comforting custard pie with a slightly caramelized topping. This pie will be one your family will request over and over!
Buttermilk pie is an easy classic dessert made with simple pantry ingredients! The result is a deliciously comforting custard pie with a slightly caramelized topping. This pie will be one your family will request over and over!

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38 comments on “Buttermilk Pie”

  1. I love buttermilk pie! I recently made a sweet cream pie and I know I would love yours! And I would kill for a vintage recipe box! My grandma never wrote anything down :( Happy Thanksgiving to you guys!

    • Thank you! I’m definitely going to have to check out your sweet cream pie! My neighbor requested this as his birthday cake this year! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too!

  2. Holly, I too have an old family recipe box with three to four generations of recipes? It can be a challenge sometimes. I will have to try your Buttermilk Pie next to my Cottage Cheese Pie. After the Holidays will let you know the difference, if anything. Love your site, Thanks!

  3. Holly, should this pie be stored at room temperature, or refrigerated?

  4. Hi I don’t live in US so what is buttermilk? Can I use something else?
    Thanks

  5. I love baki g pies especially these. It reminds me of baking with my Grandpa.He was a chef.in the Navy and came home and opened a Cafe.

  6. Your pie looks more solid and firm than mine was. Ours was tasty, but more custard like (closer to pumpkin pie). I baked for an hour and a clean toothpick inserted. I wonder if there are any hints?!

  7. I think the Jeff Davis pie would be,what I call, a Chess pie. It has cornmeal in it.

  8. Love it!!

  9. Has anyone tried making this without the crust? Odd question, I know, but I have family members that hate pie crust and I have adapted a few recipes to make it work. Thanks. This does sound delicious.

  10. Does anyone know if I use unbleached flour instead of all purpose flour would there be a difference? Thanks 

  11. Turned out picture perfect. I didn’t care for the lemon juice, Taste good.
    Will leave out next time I make it.

  12. This looks great. But, I loathe nutmeg. What can I use as a substitute?

    • I have only tried this as written. I do think that you could either omit the nutmeg, or try cinnamon as a substitute. I think it would still be delicious. If you try making the recipe without nutmeg, please let us know how it works out for you!

    • I use cardamom instead and it’s amazing 

  13. This pie is amazing! I just made it!!It turned wonderfully!Debbie

    Rating: 5
  14. Once I added the buttermilk it curdled. Is that expected?

  15. can this be made chocolate?

  16. Hi i love to make this as soon as possible

  17. Over the holidays, I made fresh bread and homemade butter as gifts for neighbors. As a result, I had a bunch of fresh buttermilk…this pie fit the bill perfectly. Smooth and velvety, with homemade fresh taste. And my neighbors think I’m a culinary genius. Shhhh…don’t tell them.

    Rating: 5
  18. Hi – I just made this and it came out *really* buttery. Like, I found myself wondering if I put in too much butter, since it was oozing out of the top, but I double-checked and I didn’t. I had to take a bunch of paper towels and use them to absorb the butter off of the top, like you might with a pizza. What did I do wrong?

  19. Can this be made with less sugar or coconut sugar?

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