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

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
4.92 from 23 votes
Review Recipe

Buttermilk Pie

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Author Holly Nilsson
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

  • 1 9 inch unbaked pie crust store-bought or homemade
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg freshly grated

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line a 9″ pie plate with unbaked pie crust.
  • Beat eggs in a bowl until foamy. Beat in butter, sugar, and flour 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 before serving.

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

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword buttermilk pie
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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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    1. Hi Dawn, oh dear, we have not had that happen before when we’ve made this pie, so I’m not sure how it’d turn out. I’d suggest mixing it really well to see how it combines.

  1. Followed the recipe exactly and used real raw buttermilk – came out PERFECT! It was a hit at a dinner party and was fun to serve something unique. Absolutely love this Buttermilk Pie recipe!5 stars

  2. This pie was amazing.. I was cruising Pinterest and came across recipe and had all the ingredients.. gave it a try and WOW! Never even heard of buttermilk pie until now and I have told a million people since making it.

  3. I have used several of your recipes I find them very good I tend to look for your recipe when searching the internet. Thank you for always having a great recipe to go to.

    1. I’ve never made this with homemade buttermilk, so can’t say for sure. If it is similar in texture to the store bought type, it may work. Enjoy Lily!

    1. I haven’t tried it with a graham crust, the filling might be a bit wet for it. Let us know how it goes if you do try it.

  4. This was so good!  But I omitted the lemon juice. There’s no need to add it if using buttermilk as it was only added to the vintage recipe to sour the regular milk. The lemon juice could further sour/curdle the buttermilk. Otherwise, perfection!4 stars

  5. OMG!!!!! I’ve looked for this recipe for so many years, it was one of my Grandmothers “Secret” recipe’s she would make for “All Her Babe’s” when we didn’t expect it.
    All she would tell us is “it’s my Jeff Davis ” pie I made Just for You!”
    I love this Pie!!! And can’t wait to make and remake.
    Thanks so much for a Loving Memory and A Belly Full.5 stars