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SOUTHERN BUTTERMILK PIE

I am so excited you landed here to see this Buttermilk Pie.  It may not look fantastic, but it tastes amazing.

This sweet, smooth, creamy, and a little tangy Southern Buttermilk Pie is one of my favorite pies.

I can imagine what you are thinking?  I have heard it many times.  What is a buttermilk pie?  Is it made with buttermilk?  Do you taste all that buttermilk?  I do not like buttermilk.  This pie sounds terrible!

I PROMISE!  This dessert tastes nothing like buttermilk.  It is so surprisingly amazing and magical. HOW TO MAKE WONDERFUL SOUTHERN BUTTERMILK PIE

HOW TO MAKE WONDERFUL SOUTHERN BUTTERMILK PIE HOW TO MAKE WONDERFUL SOUTHERN BUTTERMILK PIE

 

A buttermilk pie is a traditional southern custard-based pie.  It’s close cousins with the chess pie and the egg custard pie.  The chess pie has similar ingredients to the buttermilk pie but is usually made with milk instead of buttermilk and a little cornmeal.  The egg custard pie also has same ingredients but has a lot more eggs.

 Be sure to follow the arrows for my Chess Pie and Chocolate Chess Pie on the following pages.

That brings me back to the buttermilk pie

Buttermilk is in lots of southern recipes including fried chicken, cakes, pies, cornbread, biscuits, pancakes, and much more. Yes, buttermilk pie has a whole cup of buttermilk in it.  No, you do not taste the buttermilk, but you do get a sweet, slightly tangy taste. If you are not a buttermilk fan, it is O.K.; the buttermilk is magical. Try not to tell anyone about the buttermilk in the pie until after they have tried it. They will probably eat several pieces without even knowing any buttermilk is in the pie.  This Christmas, my nephew, try a piece of Buttermilk Pie.  We told him it was a “Custard Pie.”  He is a big football player who plays center in college.  He hates buttermilk.  He kept eating the pie and told me it was one of the best pies he had ever eaten.  My mother in law, his grandma, told me not to tell him it was buttermilk yet.  She was going to bake him another one and tell him after he finishes eating it.  Another thing about the pie is that it is easy to make.  So, go whip up a buttermilk pie and try it for yourself.

Where did I get this recipe?

This buttermilk pie recipe is from one of my mother-in-law, Floy’s, favorite cookbooks, A TASTE OF THE GOOD LIFE.  Floy has added several recipes to my blog including her famous Southern Pecan Pie.  Her Pecan Pie was the most popular post on my website during the Thanksgiving holidays.HOW TO MAKE WONDERFUL SOUTHERN BUTTERMILK PIE

 

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HOW TO MAKE WONDERFUL SOUTHERN BUTTERMILK PIE


  • Author: Diane @Recipesforourdailybread
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: pie
  • Cuisine: American

Description

I can imagine what you are thinking? I have heard it many times. What is a buttermilk pie? Is it made with buttermilk? Do you taste all that buttermilk? I do not like buttermilk. This pie sounds terrible! I PROMISE! This dessert tastes nothing like buttermilk. It is so surprisingly amazing and magical.


Ingredients

  • 8 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • One teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 9-inch unbaked DEEP DISH pie shell

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together well.
  3. Beat in the flour and eggs.
  4. Stir in the buttermilk, vanilla, and nutmeg.
  5. Bake 60 to 70 minutes or until the custard sets.
  6. The pie will giggle some, but it should not be watery.
  7. Chill over night or 8 hours before serving.

Notes

You have to use a Deep Dish pie crust.  The recipe will overflow in a regular pie crust.

 

 

TIPS:

  • To add a little crunch on the top of the pie, cover it with a tablespoon or two of sugar. 

  • After 55 minutes of baking, the center will still jiggle slightly.  It will set up after refrigerating overnight.

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3 thoughts on “SOUTHERN BUTTERMILK PIE

    • Blanche,

      Thank you for stopping by recipesforourdailybread. Buttermilk pie is truly one of my favorite pies. I have use the powdered buttermilk for biscuits and other things, BUT I DO NOT THINK IT WOULD WORK in a buttermilk pie. The powdered buttermilk is mixed mainly with other dry ingredients, and this pie is mostly wet ingredients. I do not think I would even try it.

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