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Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie

Biscuits & Burlap
Buttermilk Pie is a tangy, creamy Southern classic that will take you back to grandma's house. It's so easy to throw together and is a real crowd-pleaser. 
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8 people


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 uncooked pie crust


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Dust both sides of pie crust with flour. Place in 9-inch pie pan and trim edges.
  • Whisk together first 2 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk eggs and next 6 ingredients into flour mixture. 
  • Pour into pie crust.
  • Bake at 350° for 35 to 55 minutes or until almost set, shielding edges with aluminum foil after 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and cool 1 hour.


  • Butter may cook out from under the edge of the aluminum foil, so be sure to put a pan on a rack underneath the pie to protect your oven.
  • Pie should be jiggly, but not liquidy when it comes out. It will firm up as it cools. 
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