Buttermilk Pie

Here’s a basic recipe for Buttermilk Pie:


  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional, for a hint of tanginess)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional, for flavor)
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Place the unbaked pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish and crimp the edges as desired. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar and flour until well combined.
  4. Add the eggs to the sugar and flour mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Stir in the buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla extract, lemon juice (if using), nutmeg (if using), and a pinch of salt. Mix until the filling is smooth and well combined.
  6. Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust.
  7. Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the filling is set and the top is golden brown. You can test for doneness by gently jiggling the pie—if the center is set and doesn’t jiggle too much, it’s ready.
  8. Once baked, remove the pie from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack before slicing and serving.
  9. Optionally, you can serve the pie with whipped cream or a dusting of powdered sugar on top.
  10. Enjoy your delicious homemade Buttermilk Pie!

Feel free to adjust the flavorings and seasonings to your liking, and don’t hesitate to experiment with different variations of this classic recipe.


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