Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 35 Mins
Makes 8 servings

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

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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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Ratings & Reviews

avl123's Review

September 02, 2014
I've made this recipe twice and agree with others who say this is more a lemon pie than a true buttermilk pie. I cut down on the lemon juice and zest on the second go-round. Also, I"m using a frozen pie crust and it takes 1 hour, 15 minutes to cook.

chosn4one's Review

July 21, 2014
This is a great pie with a great crust. However, it is definitely more of a lemon custard pie! I love lemon, so I didn't mind. My only criticism is that it was a little too sweet for me and my family. So, next time, I will reduce the amount of sugar. Other than that, my family loved it!

Bross024's Review

April 28, 2014
I've never had a buttermilk pie before so I was really excited to try out this recipe. It turned out amazingly well! It had a nice custard texture with a light, sweet, buttermilk flavor with a hint of lemon. Definitely will make again!

Dough21's Review

April 14, 2014
You know what? I was so looking forward to tasting this. I even made the crust from scratch, like I did in the old days. Don't work so hard. Use a pre-made pie crust and settle in for a serviceable pie. It wasn't wonderful - and the only reason? Too much lemon! I wanted a Buttermilk Pie and ended up with a sort-of-lemon pie. I wasn't expecting lemon, and wished I had put less lemon juice in the recipe. Buttermilk Pie this is not. Sort of Lemon Pie? It's good. Next time I'm using (much) less lemon juice. It wrecked it for me!

Too Much Lemon

April 06, 2015
Like the other reviewers say, this recipe is not like any buttermilk pie I've ever had- too much lemon. Otherwise a good pie, just not what I was hoping for/expecting. 

annalada's Review

August 30, 2014
Made this tonight. After reading the reviews i decided to omit the lemon. I also used a pre made shortbread cookie crust instead.This is one of the best pies ive ever had. Topped it with a home made blueberry compote... delicious!

Frescaz's Review

May 31, 2014