Southern Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8

Buttermilk pie is a custard-type of pie made extra special and more flavorful with buttermilk. Use a frozen or refrigerated pie crust in this recipe, or use your own favorite recipe for pie pastry


  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pie shell (unbaked 9-inch)
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg (or to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 375 F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar for about 5 minutes, until lemon colored. Beat in the flour. With the mixer on low speed, beat in the buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla.

  3. Pour the mixture into the pie crust and put in the oven. Sprinkle the top with nutmeg. Place a pan or foil on the rack under the pie to catch any spills. Bake the buttermilk pie for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 F and bake for 20 to 25 minutes longer, until pie is set.