Buttermilk Pie

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins

This dessert, from reader Cynthia Bricker of Milton, Massachusetts, features a delicate custard filling with a tangy-sweet flavor. For a homemade pie dough, check out Our Favorite Pie Crust.


  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 ½ cups low-fat buttermilk

  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 pie crust (see above), fitted into a 9-inch pie plate, well chilled

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, flour, and sugar. Whisk in buttermilk and butter in 4 parts, alternating between the two. Whisk in vanilla. Pour filling into crust; sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake 15 minutes.

  2. Reduce heat to 325 degrees. Cover pie loosely with foil. Bake until filling is set, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool. Serve at room temperature.

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