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slice of buttermilk pie with whipped cream served on a white plate
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Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk pie is a classic Southern dessert that’s easy to make and destined to be a crowd-pleaser whenever you bring it to a party.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pie spice, buttermilk pie, pie recipe
Servings: 8


  • dough for single-crust pie
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • dash of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 325°.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim to 1/2 in. beyond the rim of the plate; flute edge. Place the pie plate on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl, beat sugar, eggs, buttermilk, melted butter, flour, vanilla and salt until blended. Pour into the crust.
  • Bake for around 50-60 minutes until top is light golden brown and center is almost set.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve or refrigerate within 2 hours.
  • Note: Do not over-bake this pie to keep the surface from cracking. The center of the pie will still be slightly wobbly after baking but will set up as it cools.