Buttermilk Pie


Buttermilk Pie - The Southern Lady Cooks

Buttermilk Pie - The Southern Lady Cooks

Buttermilk Pie is an old-fashioned Southern favorite. You don’t have to like buttermilk to like this great tasting custard like dessert.  Buttermilk pie is great for the holidays or just any time and so easy to make.  You can’t go wrong with this pie and I have never served it to anyone who didn’t like it.  This is an old-fashioned, easy recipe your family will love.  This pie is wonderful for any occasion or event and you won’t bring any home. It keeps for several days in the refrigerator and is wonderful with coffee as a dessert or with milk for a snack.

Buttermilk Pie Simple Ingredients:


White granulated sugar


Vanilla extract


Ground nutmeg

All-purpose flour

Deep dish or two regular pie crusts

You can make this pie in two regular crusts or one deep dish pie crust. The pie pictured is a deep dish. You do not need to prebake the crust for this pie. I have never tried using buttermilk replacement powder in this pie. I honestly think it’s best made the way it is written.

“Best pie EVER! I’ve eaten it since I was tiny. Every year on Thanksgiving morning, my aunt and I would sneak away and take a slice out of the perfect pie and eat it. Such a great memory. Thank you for sharing with others.” – Laura

Many people get buttermilk pie and chess pie confused, while they are both delicious they are different. Check out our Chess Pie!

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Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk pie is a southern favorite. This recipe makes two regular pies or one deep dish.

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time45 mins

Total Time55 mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American, southern

Keyword: Buttermilk Pie

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine or 8 tablespoons or 1 stick softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 deep dish or two regular pie crusts.  I used frozen pie crusts but you can make your own. 
  • Beat eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add buttermilk, flour and nutmeg continue mixing about 1 minute.

  • Pour into pie shells. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

This Buttermilk Pie recipe makes one deep dish or two regular pies.

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