You Simply Must Add Bright, Tangy Classic Buttermilk Pie To Your Dessert Table

If you have never had Buttermilk Pie, put this on your list to try this season.  Light and tangy, it’s like custard meets cheesecake with a fresh lemon flavor.

Do you have an elusive family dish that no one really seems to know the exact recipe for?  One of those that Mom or Grandma just eye-balled, but it still turned out perfectly every time?  In our family, this is one of those.  We don’t have a written recipe for it and we have tried to make it like Grandma did.  But, it’s just not the same.



Chef John is here to show exactly how a classic buttermilk pie is made.  He knows how popular this pie is in certain parts of the country and he wants to share this delight with others.  And now, we don’t have to guess how much of each spice to add!


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credit: Food Wishes

Here’s what you need to make this delectable pie:
  • Enough pie dough for a 9-inch pie dish

For the filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temp
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • zest from one lemon
  • juice from one lemon juice
  • 1 cup buttermilk
Visit Food Wishes for the written recipe.


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