Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Buttermilk Pie

18 Jul

My love of church community cook book recipes is well documented. Those plastic spine books of joy, with more casseroles and pound cakes than you can shake a stick at, bring back a lot of good memories of where I grew up. I’m sure other areas of the country have these recipe books as well, but to me, they’re as Southern as sweet tea and hush puppies. A lot of folks in my community didn’t have much more than their family recipes and and the fellowship everyone shared together. So even though the recipes aren’t gourmet or exotic, I have a lot of respect and admiration for all the memories and heritage they contain.

One such recipe that I’ve picked up from one of these books is Buttermilk Pie. It’s quintessentially Southern – very simple and very sweet. And every good Southerner probably has their own variation of this recipe – mine has the following ingredients:

Southern Buttermilk Pie Ingredients

Buttermilk Pie Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Vanilla
  • Buttermilk (of course!)
  • Pie Shells (deep dish)
Basically, all you do is mix the first six ingredients together, pour into your unbaked pie shell and bake it for 45-50 mins. Real complicated, huh? When it’s ready to come out, it should look a lot like this:
Southern Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie

It’s so easy, you can make this up in no time flat – and your family and/or friends will slap their own faces at how good this is! I actually made 2 of these up this weekend. Just for funzies, I took one over to a friend’s, covered it in some homemade whipped cream I happened to have on hand (I know, I know – I don’t normally have homemade whipped cream on hand, but I did this weekend. So there.) and some strawberries. My friends loved it – scooping it by the handful and literally rubbing their faces in it. Ok – maybe I made that part up – but they did say they liked it!
Southern Buttermilk Pie with Whipped Cream and Strawberries

Buttermilk Pie with Whipped Cream and Strawberries

Here’s the recipe:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 deep dish pie shell, unbaked

Combine eggs, butter, sugar, flour, vanilla and buttermilk. Once all ingredients are mixed well, pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes.


One Response to “Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Buttermilk Pie”


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