ingredients
  • 9-inch pie shell 1, unbaked
  • Eggs 3 • 130 kcal
  • White sugar 1 ¼ cups • 392 kcal
  • All-purpose flour 2 tbsp
  • Salted butter 1/2, melted
  • Buttermilk 1 cup
  • Vanilla Extract 1 tsp
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • grated lemon zest 1 tbsp
Calories refers to 100 gr of product

Buttermilk pie is a classic Southern comfort dessert whipped up using simple staple ingredients. It's a little like a chess pie, but with a tangier taste. This old-fashioned pie recipe is a cinch to bake – you can throw together a gorgeous buttermilk pie in no time flat, and it's a crowd-pleasing hit you can enjoy no matter what the weather's like outside. Creamy, thick, with just the right amount of sweetness, this traditional, easy-to-make comfort food is a dessert the entire family will love.

How to Make Buttermilk Pie 

Preheat your oven to 350ºF.

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, flour, butter, buttermilk, vanilla, lemon juice, and zest. Once the mixture is thoroughly combined and smooth, pour it into the pie crust.

Bake the pie for 40 to 45 minutes, then remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting.

What is the Difference between Buttermilk Pie and Chess Pie?

Chess pie is another traditional Southern dessert that looks very similar to buttermilk pie. However, the two taste quite different. While buttermilk pie is tangy and lightly sweet, chess pie is rich and indulgent. The filling is made from eggs, sugar, butter, and cornmeal, which gives chess pie its distinctive color and helps thicken up the filling. The spritz of lemon juice and the natural sour flavor of buttermilk give the buttermilk pie a brighter, tangier taste.

How to Store Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk pies should be stored in the fridge once they're cool. The pie will stay fresh for about a week.

If you're wondering “Can I freeze buttermilk pie?” the answer is yes! The best option is to make the filling and bake the pie crust, then freeze each separately. It'll last about 3 months in the freezer, but will taste better the sooner you eat it. When it's time to serve the pie, thaw the crust on the counter and the filling in the fridge. Whisk the filling, then pour it into the pie crust. Serve warm or cold.

If you've frozen the entire cooked pie, let it thaw overnight in the fridge before you plan to serve it.

Essential Buttermilk Pie Tips

Serve it by the slice with a cup of coffee or even a glass of ice-cold sweet tea.

Buttermilk pie is a fantastic dessert for all occasions. Serve it cold straight out of the fridge or lightly warmed up.

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350ºF.

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, flour, butter, buttermilk, vanilla, lemon juice, and zest. Once the mixture is thoroughly combined and smooth, pour it into the pie crust.

Bake the pie for 40 to 45 minutes, then remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting.

Notes

For a delicious variation, you can substitute the pie crust for a graham cracker or Oreo cookie crust.

Adding garnishes like nuts, fresh fruit, or a dash of fruit syrup or liqueur is perfect when you'd like to impress friends and family.

Buttermilk pie tastes a little like crème brulee, but it's far simpler to make. It's a wonderful custardy dessert the whole family will love.