1 hr 3 mins
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This amazing buttermilk pie is made with a creamy, lemon-kissed custard tucked inside a buttery, golden crust. So delicious and perfect for any time of year. It’s like sunshine in pie form!
Craving a dessert that’s sweet, tangy, and comforting? Look no further than buttermilk pie! This Southern gem boasts a silky smooth custard filling infused with zesty lemons, all nestled within a buttery, flaky crust. It’s like sunshine on a plate, guaranteed to warm you from the inside out.
And the good news is, buttermilk pie is perfect for making year-round. A way to add a little sunshine in the winter, or to bring some bright, sweet goodness to a summer potluck. It has the best flavor and creamy, delicious flavor. You’ll want to come back to this recipe again and again!
What makes buttermilk pie so good is its simplicity. Unlike its richer custard cousins, this pie relies on buttermilk’s tang and acidity to cut through the sweetness. The result is a pie that’s light and airy, but also rich and satisfying. All measurements are in the recipe card at the end of the post.
It only takes 4 simple steps to put together this creamy and satisfying pie. Perfect for potlucks, holidays, you name it!
Buttermilk pie is so easy to get right. But here are a few extra tips to make it taste even better!
Buttermilk pie is best served the same day, but can be stored covered tightly with plastic wrap or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
This pie can be frozen once it’s fully baked. Place the cooled pie in a freezer ziplock back and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw by leaving overnight in the refrigerator and serve chilled.
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and press the pie crust into a 9-inch pie pan. Chill the crust in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, salt, flour, and lemon zest.
Whisk in the eggs until fully combined. Whisk in the buttermilk, lemon juice, butter, and vanilla. Pour into the chilled pie crust.
Bake for 50-55 minutes, until the filling has set and only has a slight wobble to it. Let it cool completely before serving.
Calories: 423kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 6gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 240mgPotassium: 106mgFiber: 1gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 523IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.