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.



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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

Reviews (8)

172 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 66
  • 2 star values: 27
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 4 stars
It was good but did not cook thoroughly in the time indicated. I had to cook it longer. Other recipes call for more eggs and less milk. I tried one of them and they didn't taste as good but they cooked in the right amount of time. My husband who had tasted Buttermilk pie before said that it wasn't quite like the ones he had previously had, but he said it was good and the whole thing disappeared :)
Rating: 5 stars
Perfect. I didn't expect the simple ingredients to make a wonderful pie that was delicious the day it was made and just as delicious two days later.
Rating: 2 stars
After 15 minutes at 425, my crust was WAY too brown . I would cover the edges of the crust from the beginning. Also, I would add lemon zest and lemon juice next time.
Rating: 3 stars
I've made this pie many times, but with the recipe from Martha's Pies & Tarts Recipe book. In that version she includes the zest of one lemon and 1 TBS lemon juice. I think it makes all the difference! The pie has fantastic flavor.
Rating: Unrated
Could cocoa powder be added to the custard mix? Has anyone tried it?
Rating: Unrated
The crust was really good! The buttermilk filling was ok. Nothing spectacular but fine!
Rating: Unrated
Delicious...including the pie crust! We're a family of pie lovers, and we all enjoyed this recipe.
Rating: Unrated
This was easy to make, and delicious!