George’s Buttermilk Pie

George’s Buttermilk Pie recipe has been a tradition in our family for decades. Super easy to make with one of the most unique flavors!

buttermilk pie

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.

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.

buttermilk pie

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.

buttermilk pie

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 pie

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.

cultured buttermilk blend

Another option is to use a cultured buttermilk blend. All you need to do is add water. I was very skeptical at first but in a pinch it works great!

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buttermilk pie

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.

buttermilk pie

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.

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Prepare the pie shell according to the directions on the package. Usually baking it for 8 – 10 minutes.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter. Gradually add the sugar. Add eggs one at a time mixing well between each.
  4. Stir in the All Purpose Flour and Nutmeg and beat until blended. Add Buttermilk and vanilla and beat well.
  5. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the prepared pie crust.
  6. Bake for 55 minutes or until set. The center should still be a little jiggly. Let cool on a wire rack.

Printable Recipe Card

buttermilk pie

George’s Buttermilk Pie

George's Buttermilk Pie recipe has been a tradition in our family for decades. Super easy to make with one of the most unique flavors!
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 1295 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Wire Rack

Ingredients
 

  • Cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1 ½ Cup White Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 9 inch Refrigerated Pie Crust, unbaked

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 1295kcalCarbohydrates: 151gProtein: 17gFat: 69gSaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 977mgPotassium: 282mgFiber: 6gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 375IUCalcium: 89mgIron: 6mg

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.

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  1. Cynthia says:

    This buttermilk pie was really tasty. Just like a custard pie. The nutmeg gives this pie a sweet but not too sweet taste.