Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk pie is a classic Southern dessert known for its smooth, custard-like filling with a slightly tangy flavor. It’s a simple and delicious dessert that’s easy to make. Here’s a basic buttermilk pie recipe:


For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 single pie crust (store-bought or homemade)

For the Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional, for flavor)


Prepare the Pie Crust:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350Β°F (175Β°C).
  2. Roll out the pie crust and place it in a 9-inch pie dish. Trim any excess crust hanging over the edge and crimp the edges decoratively. Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork.

Prepare the Filling:

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar and all-purpose flour.
  2. Add the eggs, buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla extract, and lemon zest (if using). Whisk until the mixture is well combined and smooth.

Fill the Pie Crust:

  1. Pour the buttermilk pie filling into the prepared pie crust.


  1. Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the filling is set and the top is golden brown. The pie may still have a slight jiggle in the center when done, but it will continue to set as it cools.
  2. If the edges of the crust start to brown too quickly, you can cover them with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning.

Cool and Serve:

  1. Remove the buttermilk pie from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack. It’s best served at room temperature or slightly chilled.
  2. Slice and serve your delicious buttermilk pie. Optionally, you can garnish each slice with a dollop of whipped cream or a dusting of powdered sugar.

Buttermilk pie has a wonderful combination of sweetness and a slight tang from the buttermilk. It’s a delightful dessert that’s perfect for any occasion, from family gatherings to potlucks. Enjoy!