THE best buttermilk pie recipe

I found this recipe many years ago and it has been a family favorite ever since.
It is SO easy, you won’t believe it, so I want to share the best buttermilk pie recipe with you!

ingredients for buttermilk pie

ingredients for buttermilk pie

pie crust
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs


Combine all ingredients in a mixer bowl. Beat until smooth. Pour into the prepared pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

buttermilk pie

And that’s it!!! The easiest and most delicious pie you’ll ever eat!!

buttermilk pie with strawberries

tips for this pie

One tip for this pie is DON’T overcook. If you take the pie out of the oven after 1 hour and it is still jiggly in the center, that’s ok. Every time, I have left it longer, it seems overcooked.

Also, if it seems to start getting too brown on the top before the baking time is up, I just lay a piece of foil over the top. This way, the pie continues to cook, but the top won’t get too brown.

My favorite way to serve this pie, is warm and with strawberries on top. I just slice up the pie, plate it, and add a few sliced strawberries right before you serve it.

I like to display the pie on a plain white pedestal cakestand for a simple but pretty presentation.

It truly is delicious, and your guests will think you have slaved all day making this pie!

Ssshh, I won’t tell, if you don’t!!

And by the way, this pie would be perfect for a Valentine’s dessert, which is right around the corner!

happy baking,

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  1. Sharon Loyd says:

    Thanks for this recipe. Buttermilk pie is my favorite and I’ve never had a really good recipe. Do you have a tool to crimp the edges of your crust. Mine never look uniform like yours. Thanks, Sharon.

    1. Ha!! That would be because mine are from the freezer section at Kroger!!

      This recipe is super easy and delish! I have never tackled pie crust so I just buy the deep dish frozen crusts and it is still delicious!!

  2. Phyllis Stromquist says:

    Does the pie shell need to be baked?

    Thank you

    1. I use a frozen pie crust and it does not need to be baked before hand.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing this super yummy recipe friend!!

  3. This looks … and sounds … so good! I’m going to try it! xo

    1. Oh, good! It is super easy and truly delicious!

      Thanks so much for checking out the post! I would love to hear if you try it

  4. Michele M. says:

    I have never even heard of Buttermilk Pie! I can’t wait to try something new. I love custardy stuff.
    Thanks, Michele! Love the French way you to correctly spell our name. : – )

    1. Well Hello, fellow MICHELE!!

      I think you will love this pie! It is super easy and delicious!!

      Thanks for much for popping over to check out the post!

  5. Plan to make in the coming week and let you know how it went…………stay tune!!

  6. Since I’m baking more these days than ever before, I will try this. Thanks so much.

    1. Oh, good! It is so easy and delicious!

      Thanks so much for following along!

  7. Karen C Walker says:

    Sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I plan to make it soon.

    1. It’s delicious and SO easy!

      Thanks so much for following along!!

  8. I have been looking for a buttermilk pie recipe, thank you! On one of your tablescapes, you have a bird house or a terrarium, did you make this? If you did, may I have the instructions? My house has many bird cages or bird houses in this shape. Thank you!

    1. So glad you liked the recipe! It is super easy and truly delicious!!

      I purchased the little greenhouse years ago. It was made from reclaimed materials.

      Thank you so much for following and commenting!!

  9. Ok, I can’t bake to save my life, but you’ve tempted me… I’ll let you know if it worked or if the fire department came to help… 😁


    1. Ha!! Let me know how it goes. It really is a simple recipe. You can do it!!

  10. Michele,
    I’m sharing this on my Dirt road Adventures Sunday.
    Looks so yum. Pinned

    1. Carla B asks:
      Can U substitute milk & vinegar for buttermilk. I can’t wait to try recipe.

      1. Oh, that’s a good question. I’m not sure, I have never tried that.

    1. Thank you for sharing this yummy dessert friend!!

  11. I have the same recipe but I add 1 cup of sweetened coconut!!! I always do one of each!!! And sometimes I add chopped pecans!!!! And now I will try the strawberries!!! Thank you!!!

    1. Oh, that’s a great idea! I am making 2 of them for Thanksgiving lunch and I’m definitely trying this! Happy Thanksgiving!

      1. Hello, it’s at the bottom of the post.

        You can print out, if you like.

  12. Maxine Crowder says:

    Thank you for this old and new recipe that I will be introducing to my family for Thanksgiving. I forgot about this oldie but goodie. I haven’t eaten since the early Sixties when my Great-Grandmother made it quite often.I’m introducing this Butter milk pie to my family. Thanks again .

    1. It is SO delicious. And it is super simple to make! I’m so glad you are trying it! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thanks so much! So glad you like it!

  13. Jill Perry says:

    I love buttermilk pie it’s one of my favorites. I have been using my Grandmother’s recipe which is very similar but says to beat the egg whites and fold them into the rest of the ingredients. I will definitely try this one sounds like it might be a little easier to make.
    Do you thaw the piecrust before you put the filling in and bake it?

    1. Yes, I thaw the piecrust, pour the filling in and bake all together. I leave it exactly 1 hour, even though it sometimes looks like it’s not done. When I leave it longer, it always overcooks it.

      That’s so cool that you have your grandmother’s recipe! Happy Thanksgiving!

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