Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pie is a classic, traditional southern pie. It’s simple and made from regular ingredients, but it tastes so good. Buttermilk Pie is creamy, sweet heaven. It’s one of my very favorite pies.
What Is The Origin?
Buttermilk Pie is a southern dessert that has been passed down through the generations. Interestingly, it is thought to have originated in England.
What Does Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pie Taste Like?
Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pie has a super smooth, custard-like filling that is really sweet. It has just a little tang from the buttermilk, but mostly it is very sweet. This pie is for people with a serious sweet tooth. The filling only takes about 5 minutes to make and consists of eggs, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter, flour for thickening, and lemon juice, vanilla extract, and nutmeg for flavor.
What Is The Difference Between Buttermilk Pie and Chess Pie?
Buttermilk Pie is very similar to Chess Pie only a Chess Pie typically has cornmeal and a Buttermilk Pie does not. If you are looking for a Chess Pie Recipe, I love this Chocolate Chess Pie and this Lemon Chess Pie.
You can use a store bought pie crust or make your own. Watch the video below to learn how to make an easy homemade Flaky Pie Crust.
How To Tell When It Is Done
The center of the pie should jiggle just slightly when it is done. It will set up further in the refrigerator.
If the pie crust starts to get too brown before the pie is done baking, cover it loosely with aluminum foil.
Why Is My Pie Runny?
If your pie is runny, you most likely didn’t bake it long enough, or it could be that you didn’t add the full 3 tablespoons of flour. The flour acts as a thickener. It’s also essential to chill the pie before slicing.
How To Serve
You can eat this pie warm, room temperature, or chilled. I think it tastes best straight from the refrigerator, especially when the weather is warm. Then it is cool and creamy and oh so delicious.
How To Store
It should be refrigerated. Wrap it well and it will keep in the refrigerator for about 5 days. It will weep some. This is normal.
Can it be frozen? Yes, this pie can be frozen for up to 2 months.
More Buttermilk Pie Recipes
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup butter melted and cooled
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- 1 9-inch pie crust, unbaked
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar.
- Whisk in remaining ingredients until smooth.
- Pour into prepared pie crust.
- Bake at 400 for 10 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
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