This easy Old fashioned Buttermilk Pie recipe is the BEST hands down. It’s one of those classic southern desserts that I just can’t get enough.
I love southern desserts, especially cobblers & pies! One of my favorite southern pies would have to be a old fashioned buttermilk pie! There’s just something about a traditional buttermilk pie that reminds me of the holidays during my childhood. My family would always have a soulful, southern spread of goodies. Southern collard greens, gumbo, and for desserts a variety of yummy homemade pies- with one of them being my aunts old fashioned buttermilk pie!
It took me a while to get my aunts recipe for buttermilk pie, but I finally got my hands on it, and I’ll be sharing it with you all! This easy buttermilk pie is made simple ingredients such as buttermilk, white sugar, all purpose flour, a little lemon juice, a nice amount of vanilla, and Auntie’s secret ingredient….. Ground nutmeg!
A lot of people ask me ” what does buttermilk pie taste like” , and in my opinion it tastes like a silky vanilla custard pie.. Because that’s what it is! It doesn’t taste like pure buttermilk. This pie is sweet, and creamy!
If you’re looking for a buttermilk recipe that makes 2 pies, feel free to double this recipe!
Buttermilk Pie vs Chess Pie
FYI – if you’re wondering Buttermilk Pie & Chess Pie are NOT the same . Buttermilk pie is made with buttermilk ( well duh right. LOL) . Chess pie is made with a little milk, or sometimes cream. Also Chess Pie has usually calls for more sugar, and has cornmeal in it. Buttermilk pie does not contain cornmeal! Although both pies taste and look similar, they are indeed different.
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This traditional southern dessert is a mix of flakey crust, smooth vanilla filling, and a pinch of ground nutmeg. It's the perfect holiday pie.
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup melted butter unsalted
- 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 4 tbsp all purpose
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 9 inch pie shell / or store bought refrigerated dough
Beat the eggs, then add in the butter, sugar, and flour. Mix until everything is well incorporated
Pour in the buttermilk. Add the nutmeg, lemon juice, and vanilla. Mix until everything is nice and creamy.
Pour the mixture into the pie shell, and bake in a oven set on 325 F, for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Let cool completely before cutting into (like 45 minutes).
Serve & enjoy!