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Southern Buttermilk Pie Recipe

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In this post I’m sharing the recipe for a Southern favorite, a Southern Buttermilk Pie recipe.

If you’ve never had buttermilk pie, you may be wondering what does buttermilk pie taste like. Does it taste like buttermilk? Buttermilk is used in many desserts and no that buttermilk taste is not what you’ll notice, in case you’re not a fan.

This classic southern pie is a delicious custard like treat!

I remember the first time that I had this classic Southern dessert. It wasn’t at my grandmother’s house, it was at a café for lunch.

I had to try it and just fell in love with it. You’ll love it too!

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c Butter, melted
  • 1.5 c Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs (room temperature)
  • 3 tbs All Purpose Flour (heaping tablespoons)
  • 1 tbs Lemon Zest
  • 3 tbs Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 c Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Nutmeg
  • Deep Dish Pie Shell (I used store bought)
Preheat oven to 350℉
 
Add the sugar and melted butter to a medium mixing bowl and combine with a hand mixer.
 
Next, add the eggs and mix until creamy.
 
Add the flour and mix to incorporate.

Classic Southern Pie

How to make Southern Buttermilk Pie Recipe
 
 
Add lemon zest, lemon juice, buttermilk, vanilla, and salt – mix to combine.
 

Add filling to the pie shell. If you like, brush the edges of the crust with egg wash (1 beaten egg mixed with a teaspoon of water or milk).

 
Cooks Note: I prefer to place my pie shell on a foil lined baking sheet before filling. It makes transferring to the oven easier and prevents spills in the oven. 
 

Easy Pie Recipe

 
 
Sprinkle the top of the pie with a pinch of fresh ground nutmeg.
 
Bake 35-45 minutes until set.
 
Allow to cool completely before serving, at least 1 hour. Pie is best served at room temperature.
 
 
Freshly baked Southern Buttermilk Pie
 
 
Should buttermilk pie be refrigerated? Yes. After the pie has cooled completely it should be refrigerated. 
 
How long does buttermilk pie last? The buttermilk pie will last up to three days refrigerated.
 
See it at:
 
Yield: 1 Pie

Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk pie is a custard like pie and and old fashioned favorite dessert.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c Butter, melted
  • 1.5 c Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs (room temperature)
  • 3 tbs All Purpose Flour (heaping tablespoons)
  • 1 tbs Lemon Zest
  • 3 tbs Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 c Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Nutmeg
  • Deep Dish Pie Shell (I used store bought)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉
  2. Add sugar and melted butter to a medium mixing bowl and combine with a hand mixer. Add eggs and mix until creamy.
  3. Add flour and mix to incorporate.
  4. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, buttermilk, vanilla, and salt - mix to combine.
  5. Add filling to pie shell.
  6. If you like, brush the edges of the crust with egg wash (1 beaten egg mixed with a teaspoon of water or milk).
  7. Sprinkle the top of the pie with a pinch of fresh ground nutmeg.
  8. Bake 35-45 minutes until set.
  9. Allow to cool completely before serving, at least 1 hour. Pie is best served at room temperature.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 Slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 225mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 1gSugar: 42gProtein: 5g
 

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Jolie

Friday 18th of August 2017

nice post

Miz Helen

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

We love Buttermilk Pie and this is a delicious recipe! We always love your recipes at Full Plate Thursday, thanks so much for sharing them with us!Miz Helen

Julia's Simply Southern

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

Thank you, Helen. It's always a pleasure stopping by Full Plate Thursday.

Lynda H

Thursday 23rd of February 2017

I've been craving Buttermilk Pie - I haven't had it in years! I'm pinning this and I'd love if you'd come share it with Awesome Life Friday tonight. :) http://rchreviews.blogspot.com/

Julia's Simply Southern

Thursday 23rd of February 2017

Thanks Lynda! I hope you get to enjoy a slice soon!