Southern Buttermilk Pie

****Excellent version of buttermilk pie by Southern Living.

Servings 8 - 10


  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 1/2 C butter melted
  • 1 tbsp loosely packed lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.  Whisk together sugar and flour in a large bowl.  Whisk eggs and the rest of the ingredients into the flour mixture; pour into your favorite unbaked pie crust.

  2. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until almost set, shielding the edges with aluminum foil after 15 minutes so the crust doesn't burn.  Cool on a wire rack at least an hour.

Recipe Notes

Tips and Stuff:

Mine baked for almost an hour, but watch it after about 40 minutes.  The middle will still be a bit wiggly when you take it out.  It will set up upon cooling.

I served the pie with fresh cherries.  It was a great combination.