Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk pie is a classic dessert that is particularly popular in the Southern United States. It’s a simple, custard-like pie that’s known for its creamy texture and slightly tangy flavor, derived from the buttermilk. Here’s a basic recipe to make a traditional buttermilk pie:


  1. Pie Crust
    • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust
  2. Filling
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • A pinch of salt


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
  2. Prepare the Pie Crust: Place the unbaked pie crust in a 9-inch pie pan. You can use a store-bought crust or make one from scratch.
  3. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the sugar and flour.
  4. Add Wet Ingredients: Beat in the eggs, buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  5. Fill the Pie Crust: Pour the buttermilk mixture into the pie crust.
  6. Bake the Pie: Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 to 50 minutes, or until the pie is set and the top is lightly browned.
  7. Cool and Serve: Allow the pie to cool completely before serving. It can be served at room temperature or chilled.


  • Pie Crust: For a homemade touch, try making your crust from scratch.
  • Flavor Variations: Feel free to add lemon zest, nutmeg, or cinnamon for a flavor twist.
  • Checking Doneness: The pie is done when the center slightly wobbles when you gently shake the pie pan.

Enjoy your homemade buttermilk pie! This dessert pairs wonderfully with a cup of coffee or tea.

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