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Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 1 hr | Cooling time: 3 hrs | Servings: 10 pieces

This Southern Buttermilk Pie is a classic pie that stays one of the most-loved pies for years! This pie is stuffed with a sweet and tangy custard and lightly dusted with nutmeg on top. For the complete experience, serve the pie with a big dollop of whipped cream and top with some fresh berries.

This Southern sweet dessert is decadent and velvety. For best results, make sure to thoroughly chill the pie before slicing. Serve chilled and store any leftovers in the fridge for a quick dessert.


3 large eggs

1 9” deep dish pie crust, frozen or homemade

3 tbsp all-purpose flour

⅛ tsp ground nutmeg plus additional for the top

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

½ c. butter (salted or unsalted) melted

1 c. buttermilk (not fat-free)

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 ½ c. granulated sugar

whipped cream for serving, optional

¼ tsp salt

How to make Southern Buttermilk Pie


Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F. On a baking sheet, place the pie crust and set it aside.

Step 2: Sift the sugar, flour, salt, and nutmeg in a medium mixing bowl.

Step 3: Place the buttermilk, butter, eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla in another mixing bowl. Mix well until combined.

Step 4: Into the dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients, and mix well until blended. Into the pie shell, evenly pour the mixture, and lightly sprinkle with extra nutmeg on top if desired. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 50 to 60 minutes or until the center of the pie is set when shaken gently. Check the pie at the 30 minutes mark. And to prevent over-browning, tent the edges.

Step 5: Take the pie out of the oven and onto a cooling rack. Before slicing, cool the pie completely.

Step 6: Slice and serve the pie with a dollop of whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 344 kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 376IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg


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