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Classic Southern Buttermilk Pie

Bake a sweet memory with Classic Southern Buttermilk Pie. One bite of this creamy pie will take you back in time.

Southern Living MAY 2014

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings
  • Hands-on:15 Minutes
  • Total:3 Hours, 35 Minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon loosely packed lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Perfect Pastry Crust
  • Garnishes: fresh berries, whipped cream, fresh mint


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together first 2 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk eggs and next 5 ingredients into flour mixture; pour into Perfect Pastry Crust.

2. Bake at 350° for 35 to 45 minutes or until almost set, shielding edges with aluminum foil after 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and cool 1 hour.


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