Easy southern buttermilk pie is a smooth, rich, and sweet holiday dessert that's a little different from your traditional holiday or thanksgiving pies. (nut-free)
I'm a little embarrassed to say that up until a few years ago, I'd never heard of buttermilk pie.
As a member of a family made up of self-proclaimed dessert connoisseurs, who traditionally makes at least 6 different pies every Thanksgiving, I was shocked to learn that there was a pie that I'd never made, let alone heard of.
But our first Thanksgiving together, when I asked Mr. Table what his favorite pie was, he responded with buttermilk pie. I was baffled.
A pie that tastes like buttermilk? Who would enjoy such a thing?
Not only my husband, but it turns out, also my brother-in-law. When I made Mr. Table's buttermilk pie for thanksgiving, we learned it was also a favorite of my sister's husband. too. And these boys were on to something.
Buttermilk pie is actually quite delicious. And it doesn't actually taste like buttermilk, really. I mean, it's basically a pie made out of butter and sugar, so there is little chance that it will be bad. But I was surprised by how tasty a true southern buttermilk pie is.
And how darn easy it is to make. You just whisk together all of the filling ingredients, pour them in an unbaked crust, and bake. Making the crust is the hardest part!
Well, waiting patiently for the pie to cool is pretty difficult, too. Baking buttermilk pie fills the house with the most heavenly aroma, and you want to dig in as soon as it comes out of the oven. But you can't. You have to wait for the pie to cool completely so that the filling will set and you don't make a huge mess trying to cut it into perfect little wedges.
If you're looking for a delicious, slightly different dessert for your holiday table this year, try a southern buttermilk pie. It's rich, sweet, and the perfect ending to your Christmas dinner topped with a dollop of homemade whipped cream!
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Easy Southern Buttermilk Pie
Southern buttermilk pie is smooth, rich, and sweet. It's a delicious holiday dessert that's a little different from your traditional holiday or thanksgiving pies. (nut-free)
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 50 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 1 pie 1x
- Category: dessert
- Method: baked
- Cuisine: Southern
- 1 homemade pie crust
- 1 stick butter, melted and cooled
- 1 ¾ cup sugar
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour (or white whole wheat flour)
- 4 large eggs
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- Heat oven to 325°F.
- Roll out pie crust and press into a pie dish.
- In a large bowl, whisk together butter, sugar and flour until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth. Pour filling into pie crust.
- Bake pie 55-60 minutes, or until center is set. If the top starts to get too brown, cover it lightly with foil.
- Remove from oven and cool completely before serving.
This recipe is for a larger pie pan (10-inch or a deep 9-inch). For a regular 9-inch pan, use the following measurements and check for doneness around 45 minutes:
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1 ¼ cup sugar
- 1 ½ tbsp flour
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla
- ⅛ tsp salt
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