My wife's Grandpa George used to make this Buttermilk Pie all the time during the Holidays. I had never heard of this pie before and I love to make old family recipes so I just had to try George's Buttermilk Pie.
My first reaction was what does it taste like? Looking at the recipe I figured it would be a custard kind of pie like my Cinnamon Sugar Cream Pie. Well I was close.
The filling is just like a custard, not too stiff and not too runny. As far as the flavor goes, it has a bit of a sour taste to it thanks to the buttermilk but not terribly sweet with just a hint of nutmeg.
For the pie crust, I used the deep dish variety. When I poured the buttermilk mixture into the prepared pie shell it filled it to the top. You need to be mindful of that when shopping for a pie crust.
🥛 Buttermilk Substitution
If you don't have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes.
You can either eat it plain as I do or with a dollop of whipped cream or even with a berry topping like blueberries or strawberries. Apparently making this buttermilk pie with pecans is another popular version of this old school recipe.
For more great recipes with Buttermilk, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make George's Buttermilk Pie recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Unsalted Butter, White Sugar, Eggs, All Purpose Flour, Ground Nutmeg, Buttermilk, Vanilla Extract and a Pie Crust.
🥣 How to make George's Buttermilk Pie
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Prepare the pie shell according to the directions on the package. Usually baking it for 8 - 10 minutes.
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter. Gradually add the sugar. Add eggs one at a time mixing well between each.
Stir in the All Purpose Flour and Nutmeg and beat until blended. Add Buttermilk and vanilla and beat well.
Pour buttermilk mixture into prepared pie crust.
Bake for 55 minutes or until set. The center should still be a little jiggly. Let cool on wire rack.
George's Buttermilk Pie
- ⅓ Cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
- 1 ½ Cup White Sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 3 tablespoon All Purpose Flour
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- 1 Cup Buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 9 inch Refrigerated Pie Crust, unbaked
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Prepare the pie shell according to the directions on the package. Usually baking it for 8 - 10 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl, cream the butter. Gradually add the sugar. Add eggs one at a time mixing well between each.
- Add Flour and Nutmeg and beat until blended. Add Buttermilk and vanilla and beat well.
- Pour buttermilk mixture into prepared pie crust.
- Bake for 55 minutes or until set. The center should still be a little jiggly. Let cool on wire rack.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.