Here is a classic Southern recipe for you. Simple yet delicious, with our beloved buttermilk as the headlining ingredient. I’ll save ya a slice for y’all 😉
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Where did Buttermilk Pie come from?
It is believed to have come from Europe and brought over as people settled in the South, specifically in Texas where buttermilk tended to be inexpensive.
Made with basic ingredients it was made popular in times when money was scarce. It was common in the great depression similar to our Water Pie.
You’ll need these ingredients for this Southern Classic Buttermilk Pie:
- Lemon Juice*
- Cinnamon (not required if you don’t like or don’t have cinnamon)
*You also need a little lemon juice but I don’t have any right now so we’re making do without it. I’ll put it in the ingredient list down in the recipe though. I really prefer making do to making a special trip to the grocery store. That’s how folks did it in the old days anyway.
How To Make Buttermilk Pie Step by Step
- You’ll also need an unbaked pie shell.
I am using my mix in the pan pie crust recipe here but you can just buy one if you like.
- Place your butter or margarine in a mixing bowl with the sugar
- Beat until light and fluffy
- Add in your milk (and lemon juice if you have it)
- Next add in your flour
- And in go the eggs and vanilla
- Mix that up well.
- Pour in your pie shell (or pie crust)
- Sprinkle with cinnamon
- Bake for about forty minutes, or until browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Note: This Buttermilk Pie will be a little jiggly in the middle but as it cools it will set.
I prefer to serve mine cold. This has a very simple and light taste, its perfect to serve with berries or fruit.
It’s also pretty if you sprinkle each slice with a little confectioner’s sugar like I did in this photo.
I’ve never made this pie with Swerve but you can substitute that for the sugar.
- Unbaked 9 inch pie shell or make your own with this recipe
- 1/2 Cup butter softened
- 1 1/2 Cups sugar can use Swerve
- 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 Cup buttermilk
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- Cinnamon for sprinkling over the top if desired
- In mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add in all remaining ingredients. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top, if desired. Bake at 350 for forty minutes. Let cool and store in refrigerator.
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