Thursday, September 2, 2010

PieDay Friday-Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk pie is an old Southern style dish closely resembling a classic Chess or Sugar Cream Pie. There are typically two styles of a buttermilk pie, one that utilizes a Bisquick style mix and is more like a custardy bread pudding. The other and more traditional style, like my recipe below, is a custardy filling baked in a crust. 
There is something so divine about a simple buttermilk pie. They're not blow your socks off amazing, but rather delicious in a comforting, unadulterated, smile at yourself kind of way.  Don't let the fact that it's made with buttermilk dissuade you from trying it out. The buttermilk gives it only a slight tanginess in the same way cream cheese gives many recipes a tanginess (though this tastes nothing like cream cheese). Give it a shot, you'll be glad you did!

  • Some people add 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice to their buttermilk pies. I personally don't think this recipe needs it but go for it if you like.
  • The crust should be par-baked so it doesn't shrink too much and become soggy on bottom. Click on link in the ingredient list for instructions on par-baking.

Buttermilk Pie

5 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons flour
2 eggs
1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup buttermilk

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and both the white and brown sugars. Beat until creamy and smooth. Mix in flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, followed by both eggs, vanilla, salt and nutmeg. Slowly pour buttermilk into mixture while beating.  Pour batter into par-baked pie crust and bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes, turning pie around halfway through.
Serve warm or chilled.

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Emy said...

What a nice blog!

I also love to bake, although I'm relatively new, I still don't make anthing from scratch, but someday :-)

I'm a new follower from Frugal Free Gal's Friday Blog Hop.

Hope you get a chance to visit my blog :-)

Red Couch Recipes said...

I do love a good buttermilk pie and don't you think they taste better the next day. Yum!

Laura said...

This looks delicious! I've never heard of buttermilk pie.

Des said...

Hello! Looking forward to reading more of your posts! :-)

...following you from Fun Follow Friday!

...would ♥ to hear from you too! :-)

Best Regards,

Jacqueline said...

I am a big fan of buttermilk pie. We have a fancy restaurant here that serves it with raspberry sauce and whipped cream and they heat it up just a little, it is so great. You are so right, it is just comforting and amazingly delish.

Two Happy Stampers said...

I don't think I've ever heard of this type of pie! I used to make my uncle a chess pie around the holidays. I just remember it was very sweet! =)

Mary said...

Your blog makes me hungry!
Visiting from Friendly Friday and now following along

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

I've never had buttermilk pie - it sounds delicious!

3 Giggly Monsters said...

Hello I am a new follower from FF. I would love a follow back at

Karen @ Abundance on a Dime said...

I keep stumbling across Buttermilk Pie recipes more and more often these days. I'm surprised I haven't gotten around to making one yet, lol. Definitely going to give it a try :)

B said...

Oh my gosh - this looks AMAZING! I'm dairy-free for the next few months at least while I nurse, but I'm adding this recipe (and the black-bottom pie as well) to my "must try immediately" list for when I can have dairy again! Thanks for sharing!

New follower from Follow Me, Chickadee!

Inspiring You To Save! said...

Visiting from the Blog Hops! I love your site. I can't wait to get to know you better. Stop by when you get the chance. I have a Meet Me Monday blog hop and I would love if you could join in. Hope to see you then!

Amber said...

Pie Day?!?!? How did I not find you sooner? Love it! I'm totally in!

Following from the Fun Follow Friday btw!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Tiffanee said...

I LOVE buttermilk pie and yours looks so delicious!!

Just Married with Coupons said...

Hi there, we are your newest followers! I hope you will come visit us at, Have a great day =)

Just Trying To Save Money said...

Looks good!!

Just stopping by to say hi!! Have a great Labor Day weekend!!

Mommyhood Mayhem said...


Yummy! I'm stopping by from the Weekend blog hop! Definitely looking forward to exploring your blog some more. If you get the chance, come visit us at Mommyhood Mayhem!


Kerin Lee said...

That looks SUPER yummy! MMmmmmm!

Hopping over from the blog hop! I'm your newest follower, Happy Friendly Friday!

Hope to see you hopping okay to my blog to say "Hi". I always return the love (follows/comments). See you soon!


Polar Bear Creations said...

Sounds great! I will have to try it! :0)
Following now too.

Have a wonderful day!

Came from

The Baby Store Plus said...

Hi, Visiting from one of the many Friday Blog Hops. You are making my so hungry with the great pumpkin pie pics. I am already your follower!

Have a Wonderful Labor Day Weekend!


Kristen said...

I love pie day! We had apple pie, the first of the season. Your buttermilk pie sounds wonderful.

aquariann said...

Now that it's September, I am craving pumpkin flavors like mad and couldn't resist clicking on your link via the Weekend Blog Hop!! Your buttermilk pie looks delicious.

Brenda Doodles said...

what a great blog. Found you via Taras Blog Hop :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks wonderful. I would love to try a piece.

Colie's Kitchen said...

What a great blog!! I am really enjoying looking around. Thanks for sharing!! I am now a new follower!! Nicole @ BTW I found you on Mom Blog Monday Blog Hop!!

Jerri said...

I once made a buttermilk pie just to see what it was like, but it wasn't like this. It didn't have brown sugar and some of the other stuff. Yours looks a lot better!

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

Holly said...

You surprise me every week. A must try!

Amy said...

Found you on 504 Main's tickled pink! I *adore* buttermilk pie, and have been looking for a good recipe. Thank you!

Jenn Erickson said...

Stopping by from Tickled Pink at 504 Main and simply had to see your Buttermilk Pie recipe. Mmmmm....sounds amazing! I've always wanted to try it, and your recipe sounds perfect! Thank you! Best, Jenn

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