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Buttermilk Pie Recipe
Classic Southern Buttermilk Pie Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Resting Time
2 hrs
Total Time
55 mins

The best recipe for classic Southern Buttermilk Pie, with a sweet, and slightly tangy, custard filling baked atop a buttery, flaky pie crust.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buttermilk Pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 397 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 1 disc homemade pie crust or store-bought pie crust
  • 1 cup + 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling out pie dough
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Have ready a 9" pie dish, as well as aluminum foil on standby and a pie shield, if you have one.

  2. If using a homemade pie crust, flour both sides of a pastry disk and set atop a floured work surface. Begin rolling out the disk until it is about an 1/8" thick and 12" in diameter.

  3. Place uncooked pie crust in the pie dish, and fold over or crimp the edges.

  4. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, salt, and nutmeg. Add the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla, and whisk to combine. Lastly, whisk in the melted butter, and pour filling over the pie shell.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes, uncovered. While baking, double-fold a large sheet of aluminum foil so that it is about 12"x12". 

  6. After the 30-minute mark, carefully add the pie shield (if you have one) and top the entire pie with the double-folded sheet of aluminum foil, and bake for 15-20 minutes longer. The pie will be slightly jiggly in the center.

  7. Allow to cool and set at room temperature for at least 2 hours. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Classic Southern Buttermilk Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 365mg16%
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 505IU10%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.