Southern Buttermilk Pie

            I have a true Southern Classic for you all this time! This was a dessert that I grew up eating and the recipe truly came from the Southern states. When you have an original recipe such as this, you do not want to change it.

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However, I did just that! But I only made a tiny change. Just to make this as easy as pie to make! Okay, no more jokes.

            Yes, joking aside, the pie is truly very easy to make. There is also a long running tale as to why this pie was created. To make a long story short, during the depression, buying sugar and fresh fruits was too expensive when there was no money or very little money.

The families made due with the items that they had. Voila’ Buttermilk pie is born.  It is such a great tasting treat, seriously so delicious that it is hard to believe that it came from a time when there was no money, and people scraped ingredients together to make meals for their family.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Do I have to use buttermilk?

Quite honestly, yes you do have to use buttermilk in this buttermilk pie. If you do not have any, you can mix 1 tsp of white vinegar into 1 cup of milk. Stir and let sit for a couple of minutes. If it does not thicken enough, add another tsp of vinegar.

            Can I make my own pie crust?

Definitely! That was the slight change that I made to this recipe. I said to buy a ready-made crust. This would just save some time. Homemade pie crust tastes so much better.

            Should I add cinnamon?

The recipe I received has only nutmeg in it. I would see no harm in adding a dash of cinnamon also. I would assume cinnamon was one of those items that was hard to find during those times.

            How do I store this pie?

The pie should be wrapped tightly and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. However, if it is for just a few hours, the pie can be covered and left on the counter. It is safe for this short of a time, but you do not want to push any longer.

What do you need to make Buttermilk Pie

            ½ cup butter, softened

            1 cup sugar

            3 large eggs

            1 cup buttermilk

            3 to 4 tbsp all purpose flour

            2 tsp vanilla extract

            1 pinch of salt

            1 dash of nutmeg

            1 prepared, deep dish pie crust

How to make Buttermilk Pie

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Using a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together

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SECOND STEP:

Add in the eggs and mix well

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Add in the flour, buttermilk, vanilla and salt and mix thoroughly

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THIRD STEP:

Pour into the prepared pie crust and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until set. The middle may still jiggle a little bit, but it cannot be liquidy.

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Allow to cool completely before serving.

Enjoy!

YUM!

Southern Buttermilk Pie

Southern Buttermilk Pie

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  •             ½ cup butter, softened
  •             1 cup sugar
  •             3 large eggs
  •             1 cup buttermilk
  •             3 to 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  •             2 tsp vanilla extract
  •             1 pinch of salt
  •             1 dash of nutmeg
  •             1 prepared, deep dish pie crust

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Using a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together

SECOND STEP:

Add in the eggs and mix well

Add in the flour, buttermilk, vanilla and salt and mix thoroughly

THIRD STEP:

Pour into the prepared pie crust and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until set. The middle may still jiggle a little bit, but it cannot be liquidy.

Allow to cool completely before serving.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 415Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 292mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 6g