Buttermilk Pie Recipe

Buttermilk pie is a classic Southern dessert with a creamy, custard-like filling that is both sweet and tangy. The simple ingredients and straightforward preparation make it a favorite for any occasion.


  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional for extra tang)
  • 1 pre-made 9-inch pie crust (or homemade if preferred)


  1. Preheat the oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  1. Prepare the pie crust:
  • Place the pre-made pie crust in a 9-inch pie dish. If using a homemade crust, roll it out and fit it into the dish, crimping the edges as desired.
  1. Mix the dry ingredients:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the granulated sugar and all-purpose flour. Whisk them together until well blended.
  1. Add the wet ingredients:
  • Add the eggs to the bowl and whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour in the melted butter, buttermilk, vanilla extract, and lemon juice (if using). Continue to whisk until all ingredients are fully incorporated and the filling is smooth.
  1. Fill the pie crust:
  • Pour the prepared filling into the pie crust, spreading it out evenly.
  1. Bake the pie:
  • Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the filling is set and the top is golden brown. The center should be slightly jiggly but not liquid.
  1. Cool the pie:
  • Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack. This allows the filling to set properly.
  1. Serve:
  • Once cooled, slice the buttermilk pie and serve. It’s delicious on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


  • Preventing Over-browning: If the crust edges start to brown too quickly, cover them with aluminum foil or use a pie shield to prevent burning.
  • Storing: Store leftover pie in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Enjoy cold or slightly warmed.

Enjoy your delicious and creamy buttermilk pie!

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