That’s right friends; I’m putting buttermilk in a pie. It’s easy, it’s rich, it’s decadent and it’s amazingly delicious. Plus, I had some leftover from homemade biscuits so I figured I’d better not let it go to waste.
I must have read through 20+ different recipes with tons of different variations. I’m not technically southern (I don’t know if you can tell that by looking at me, or not) but I’ve got Texas in my backdrop, trust me.
This is my version of a legendary classic Southern dessert. More of a custard than a pie, really.
So simple, it’s less than 10 ingredients thrown together, poured out and then baked.
Grab your trusty mixer. You can whisk by hand, use an electric hand mixer or the standing mixer.
Start with dry ingredients.
I just realized my cobalt blue mixer doesn’t have a name. Even the plants in my house have names! Might need y’all to suggest some for me and we can see what sticks…
But I digress! Back to my pie.
Add eggs, butter, buttermilk & vanilla ~ mix together for about a minute.
Pour into buttered pie dish. The extra butter is just insurance. You don’t want this baby sticking.
Bake for about 45 minutes or until set: golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10-20 minutes ~ serve warm or at room temp.
Dust with powdered sugar and serve with mixed berries (optional).
This pie is great for a gathering because it sits on the table well, can be served at room temp rather than piping hot, and it’s a great conversation starter. Come on now! How many people do you know that have had a buttermilk pie?! Ask your guests ~ this can be your ice breaker!
Also, because the buttermilk and spice makes the house smell lusciously warm and inviting, your guests will think you labored all day for them!
Easy Buttermilk Pie Recipe
1.5 cups sugar
1/2 cup of biscuit mix (Bisquick)
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg + a dash for topping
1 cup buttermilk, room temp
5 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
3 eggs, room temp
Preheat oven to 350°. Butter or spray a pie dish with cooking spray.
Mix together all dry ingredients to incorporate spice, sugar and biscuit mix. With the mixer on low, add eggs, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla. Blend together for about a minute. Pour into pie dish and lightly sprinkle the top with a dash more of nutmeg. ~Alternatively, you can pour filling into a pre-baked pie crust if you wish.
Bake for 45 minutes or until filling is set, golden browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If you’re browning before you’re setting, cover the top loosely with aluminum foil and bake until set. Remove from oven and let cool 10-20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temp, dusted with powdered sugar & fresh berries.
Cook Time: 45-50 mins
Servings: 8 slices / 1 pie