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!

A slice of buttermilk pie

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 recipe card with eggs

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).

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 in a pie plate

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 with a bite gone
4.75 from 8 votes
Review Recipe

BUTTERMILK PIE

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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!

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

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Instructions

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

Nutrition Information

Calories: 400, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 95mg, Sodium: 243mg, Potassium: 83mg, Sugar: 39g, Vitamin A: 495IU, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 1mg
Keyword buttermilk pie
Recipe Adapted from Vintage Jeff Davis Pie
(as photographed) and Buttermilk Pie

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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