Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie

I’m not really a pie lover or a pie maker but the Thanksgiving Maple Cream Pie went well so I decided to give this old fashioned Buttermilk Pie a try and was not disappointed!  Bob said it best when he said it tastes like an old fashioned buttermilk doughnut, which it does.  The recipe comes from Better Homes and Gardens and is definitely worth a try if you like this kind of dessert.

1 pie crust of your choice, homemade or store bought (I used a Marie Calendar’s frozen pie crust)

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons flour

3 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1  Preheat oven to 450.  Prepare pastry and line 9″ pie plate.  Line pastry with double thickness of foil and bake 8 minutes.  Remove foil and bake 4 – 6 minutes more or until crust is lightly browned then cool.  Reduce oven temperature to 350.

2  In saucepan, melt butter over medium low heat.  Stir in flour and sugar and remove from heat.

3  Beat eggs on medium just until fluffy, about 1 minute.  Stir in buttermilk and vanilla.  Gradually whisk buttermilk mixture into butter mixture until smooth.  Pour into crust.

4  Place pie in oven and carefully tent whole pie with foil.  (If you put the pie pan on a cookie sheet, this is much easier to do.)  Bake 50 – 55 minutes or until center is set when gently shaken.  Cool on wire rack for 1 hour.  Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

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One thought on “Buttermilk Pie

  1. This looks very much like our traditional South African melktert (or milk tart), although I’ve never made it with buttermilk. Definitely going to give that a try!

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