Sweet World #25: Buttermilk Pie

This classic southern dessert is like a custard pie, but creamier. And the flavor is amazing!


  • 1- 1/2 cups flour 
  • 2 t. sugar
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 T. milk


  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into cubes
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 T. flour
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk

To make crust:

1. Whisk flour, sugar and salt together in bowl.

2. Add oil and milk and stir gently until dough forms a ball. Make sure not to over mix.

3. Pat dough into pie pan. Crimp edges. Place in refrigerator while making filling.

To make filling:

1. Cream the butter and sugar together, for about 2 minutes.

2. With the mixer on a slow speed, add the flour, salt , eggs (one at a time) and vanilla.  Slowly pour in the buttermilk. Mix until filling is smooth.

3. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Place pie shell on rimmed baking sheet. Pour filling into a pie shell, smoothing the top with your spatula. Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350˚F. and bake for an additional 40 minutes. The pie should turn a nice golden brown on top. Place the pie on a cooling rack and and a non-serrated knife inserted in the center should come out clean. Cool to room temperature and then serve. Leftovers should be stored in the refrigerator.

Note: To make your own buttermilk, place 1 T. lemon juice or vinegar in a 1 cup measuring cup. Fill with enough milk to fill the 1 cup.

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