Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie:  A pastry shell filled with a mix of buttermilk, butter, eggs, flour, sugar, and sweet flavorings, a Southern US favorite. Prononciation:  Buttah-milk Pie

Don’t let the name of this pie fool you.  It is delicious!  This is a simple, wholesome, sweet and tangy custard-like filling with a slight hint of vanilla. It is very easy to make, and you can easily double or triple the recipe while you are at it.  Give one or two away as gifts.

I grew up in the Northeastern part of the U.S. and never heard of Buttermilk Pie.  I’m not a big fan of buttermilk and when I first saw this pie at a church fundraiser, I had no interest in trying it.  Quite frankly, I think it should have a different name, because the name alone is what stopped me from trying it. Everyone was raving about the Buttermilk pie, and my husband convinced me to buy one.  Being a long-time scratch baker, I was very skeptical about this one, but, it was a church fundraiser.  So, home we went with our Buttermilk Pie.  One bite, and we both agreed – This. Pie. Is. Great! And so, the search began for what I felt was the best Buttermilk Pie recipe.

A few years later, I hosted a very large holiday dinner and made many elaborate desserts.  The Buttermilk Pie, to my surprise, was the hands-down favorite that year. Everyone raved about it and they still do.  It has become a family favorite. The Buttermilk Pie upstaged the classic Chocolate, Pecan, and Pumpkin Pies!  It upstaged the cookies and cakes!  Whether you put this filling into a homemade pie crust (see my Sweet Butter Pie Crust post), a store-bought pie crust, or a frozen pie crust, you will not be disappointed with the results.

These are the ingredients:  Butter, Sugar, Flour, Eggs, Vanilla, Flour, and Buttermilk. You will also need one unbaked pie shell.

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Combine the sugar and flour in a mixing bowl and mix with a whisk or wooden spoon.

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Melt one stick of butter.

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Pour the butter into the sugar/flour mixture and gently stir with whisk or wooden spoon.

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Add eggs, one at a time, and stir after each addition.

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Add buttermilk and stir.

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Add vanilla and stir.

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Pour filling into a pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 50 minutes or until filling is golden brown on top.

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Buttermilk Pie
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Recipe type: Easy
Cuisine: Pies
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Serves: 12
 
A simple, wholesome, sweet and tangy custard-like filling with a slight hint of vanilla
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups granulate sugar
  • 3 level tablespoons flour
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of buttermilk (do not use low fat)
  • One 9" pie crust
Instructions
  1. Mix sugar and flour in a mixing bowl and stir with a whisk or wooden spoon. Add melted butter and stir. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring after each addition. Add buttermilk and vanilla and stir until mixed. Pour into 9" pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until the pie is golden brown on top.