Buttermilk Pie – Just like my Nanny used to make

Buttermilk Pie

My Nanny, Wanda Whiteley, was an amazing cook. She was an amazing woman. Born just after the Great Depression into a poor family with several siblings, her life as a child was not easy. Because she struggled with severe asthma and was not healthy enough to walk miles to school every day she stayed home and taught herself to read and write. She was loving, supportive, funny and wonderful. I miss her very much. A few years before she died she took the time to write out several of her favorite recipes by hand into a small spiral notebook. She gave this to me for a Christmas present and I treasure it to this very day. She had terrible arthritis and it hurt her dearly to painstakingly write out each recipe. This Buttermilk Pie recipe was included and it remains a family favorite. 

Nothing would have pleased my Nanny more than to know that her recipes were shared and loved. I’m so proud to post this here on our site and share it with y’all.

A printable recipe card can be found at the bottom of this post.

Buttermilk Pie made from scratch

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Buttermilk Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 large (9 inch) pie crust
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of flour – Nanny wrote “rounded” so that mean slightly fuller scoops
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Nutmeg – to dash on top

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare pie pan with pie crust.

Cream together butter and sugar.

butter and sugar

Once fully combined and slightly fluffy, add flour and eggs.

eggs

Mix well. You can use a hand mixer for this, or beat with a fork until fully combined and smooth.

blended ingredients

Stir in buttermilk and vanilla extract. Mix until fully incorporated. Pour into prepared pie crust. Dash nutmeg on top.

unbaked pie

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 350 – or until done. A fork or toothpick inserted into the middle should come out cleanly. The pie will still be slightly jiggly after baking. Allow time to cool and set before serving, usually an hour at the very least.

pie slice

It just doesn’t get more Southern than Buttermilk Pie. When you bite into this you need to be sure to say things like, “Shut yo’ mouth!” and “Mmm-mmm! Yes ma’am!” or perhaps even, “Oh my soul!”

Southern Classic Buttermilk Pie

And share this recipe with your family and friends. It will make my Nanny in heaven smile.

hand written recipe for buttermilk pie

Southern Buttermilk Pie
Delicious buttermilk pie is a Southern favorite. This classic dessert is surprisingly easy to make.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 large (9 inch) pie crust
  2. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  3. 2 cups sugar
  4. 3 1/2 tablespoons of flour
  5. 3 eggs
  6. 1 cup buttermilk
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. Nutmeg – to dash on top
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare pie pan with pie crust.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Once fully combined and slightly fluffy, add flour and eggs.
  4. Mix well. You can use a hand mixer for this, or beat with a fork until fully combined and smooth.
  5. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla extract. Mix until fully incorporated.
  6. Pour into prepared pie crust.
  7. Dash nutmeg on top.
  8. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 350 – or until done. A fork or toothpick inserted into the middle should come out cleanly. The pie will still be slightly jiggly after baking.
  9. Allow time to cool and set before serving, usually an hour at the very least.
Notes
  1. http://www.thecoersfamily.com/buttermilk-pie-just-like-my-nanny-used-to-make
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