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Buttermilk Pie is a classic pie recipe well loved for generations in my family. A custardy pie that comes together quickly and easily with a light texture and a slight tangy flavor.

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Similar in texture to a Chess Pie, the Buttermilk Pie uses simple ingredients found in most southern kitchens. It has a delicious, yet sweet and tangy taste, with a light texture and feel. I love to make it for special family suppers and holiday desserts. It’s an impressive, yet simple to make pie that everyone enjoys!

Buttermilk Pie

I use buttermilk in so many recipes, especially in baking, but it really shines in this delicious, yet oh so easy pie. But, if you aren’t a buttermilk lover, don’t fret, this pie doesn’t taste like buttermilk. Buttermilk pie has a tender, tangy texture that just works perfectly in a good, flaky pie crust.

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Buttermilk Pie Variations

Buttermilk pie can have so many variations, add pecans to the top, a dollop of homemade whipped cream, or a drizzle with a bit of blackberry syrup when serving. But honestly, there is just nothing better than a slice of this pie and a cup of coffee or a glass of sweet tea.

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This pie makes a great addition to the holiday dessert buffet with its light, comforting taste.

I’m not calling it a light as in low-calorie pie, I’m just saying it tastes light. It doesn’t have a heavy texture or taste and you usually don’t feel “stuffed” after eating it.

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Just look at that flaky pie crust and the golden top of this amazing pie! It’s so impressive to serve to guests for a special dinner and always a hit on holiday dessert tables.

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Can You Use Graham Cracker Crust for Buttermilk Pie?

As an option, you can make this with a pre-baked graham cracker crust. Just follow the directions for making my Simple Graham Cracker Crust Recipe. Pre-bake your crust according to the directions for Baked Graham Crust. Once the pie ingredients are mixed, pour into the pie crust and bake the pie for 45-50 minutes.

Since it is so easy and quietly elegant, it really makes the perfect pie to serve anytime though. No need to save this beauty just for the holidays.

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Here’s my Buttermilk Pie recipe. I can’t wait to hear how you love it.

4.92 from 46 votes

Buttermilk Pie Recipe

Dessert 55 mins

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 8
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Buttermilk Pie is a classic, traditional pie in the south. Buttermilk Pie is a custardy pie that comes together quickly and easily.

Ingredients  

  • 1 (9-inch) Pie Crust Recipe, unbaked
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • pinch of salt

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Mix together eggs, granulated sugar, flour, butter, buttermilk, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt until well-combined. Pour into the unbaked pie crust and bake for 45-50 minutes until set and golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool prior to slicing.
  • Store in the refrigerator.

Notes

Optional Pre-baked Graham Cracker Crust:
Follow directions for Baked Pie Crust in the Simple Graham Cracker Crust Recipe. Set aside.  Once all ingredients for pie are mixed, pour into the pie crust. Bake  45-50 minutes or until set and golden brown. 
 

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Southern Buttermilk Pie Recipe - Buttermilk Pie is a classic pie recipe well loved for generations in my family. A custardy pie that comes together quickly and easily with a light texture and a slight tangy flavor. // addapinch.com

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published in 2013.

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