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Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie – classic Southern pie recipe that comes together quickly and easily made from pantry staple ingredients. A light creamy custardy pie with a heavenly sweet and a little tangy flavor. Great for holidays or whenever you want to.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Keyword buttermilk, pie recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 4 - 6 slices
Calories 924kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • ½ (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts or homemade
  • ½ cup butter , melted
  • 1- 1½ cups sugar (see notes)
  • 3 eggs , beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks , canned or fresh (see notes))


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Unroll pie crust. Cover the bottom a 9.5-inch pie plate or deep dish pie pan.
  • Trim edge, leaving a 1/2-inch overhang. Fold overhang under and lightly press against rim of pie plate, then crimp decoratively.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together butter  and sugar until light.
  • Then add eggs, vanilla and continue mixing.
  • Stir in flour,, lemon zest ,nutmeg and salt and continue beating until smooth . Then add buttermilk, followed by pineapple , if desired.
  • Pour mixture into a prepared pie pan and bake at 400F for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 350F and bake for 50-60 additional minutes.
  • Pie should turn a nice golden brown and a tooth peak inserted should come out clean.
  • Let it cool for at least an hour or more before serving. If adding pineapple you might have to cool longer.
  • Serve at room temperature with whipped creamed.



Tips and Notes:

  1. When using pineapples, make sure to drain them well so it won't let the crust get soggy.
  2. If using canned pineapples packed with syrup, you may cut back on the sugar to just a cup.


Calories: 924kcal | Carbohydrates: 154g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 692mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 138g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1.7mg