Easy Buttermilk Pie

“It’s good, but it doesn’t taste like Nana’s.” Does anyone else’s husband have a similar statement he makes? It drives you crazy, right? One of the first things I baked for my husband was buttermilk pie. Over the years, I have probably made this pie 50 times. It was the first pie I learned to bake, and it always cooked well. I was so excited when I presented him with that first pie until he said, “It’s good, but it doesn’t taste like my Nana’s.” There have been a few times in our 10 year relationship that I wanted to slap my husband. This day was one of those days. I was devastated. I was going to bake the best buttermilk pie. 

A few months later, I enlisted the help of my soon-to-be nieces, Annie and Kaylee. While they weren’t much help, it was fun getting to know them. Aren’t they the cutest? We made four buttermilk pies that day, and while they were eaten, they still weren’t Nana’s recipe. Sadly, she passed away before I got the official recipe from her. 

My precious nieces when I first got to know them.

Five years later, though, I found a recipe that tastes like Nana’s. It turns out the special ingredient wasn’t anything special. It was a basic recipe jazzed up with a little bit of love and extra vanilla…I found the recipe by accident. My mom was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS, in 2017. This syndrome paralyzed her from the neck down. It affected her ability to eat, drink, and walk. When she was first allowed to eat soft foods, The only thing she wanted was buttermilk pie. That’s all she asked about for months. I couldn’t turn her down! I mean, she had literally fought off death and won. Well, I couldn’t find my personal recipe, so I borrowed one.

The recipe was simple, but needed vanilla, which I added. That day, I made one for my mom and one for my husband, because who makes a single pie? We gave mom her pie, but later that night, my husband tried the pie I made for him. With a smile, he said, “This is the best one you’ve made. It tastes just like Nana’s. Can you say, win? That pie is now my go-to for every holiday, and is my most frequently asked for dessert. Here is how to make Nana’s Buttermilk Pie. It’s a hit, and you will not be disappointed. 

Here are the ingredients you will need. 

  • 1 pie crust (I chose to buy store brought to save time.)
  • 1 stick of butter melted and cooled off
  • 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 325ºF. 
  2. Prep the pie crust. 
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar until smooth.Add the flour and continue to stir. Make sure the mixture remains smooth. Add the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and salt into the mixture.  Continue to whisk until smooth. Pour the filling into the pie crust. 
  4. Bake pie 55-60 minutes, or until the center is set.  (It should have a lightly golden brown color. )
  5. Remove pie from oven and cool completely before serving. 

Notes: 

This recipes is for a deep 9 inch pie. It can be separated into two regular pie crust and baked for 40-45 minutes. The pie will be thinner, but still taste great. 

Easy Buttermilk Pie

Easy and delicious custard pie just like Nana's.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 premade pie crust (Store brought or homeade)
  • 1 Stick melted butter
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  • Prep the pie crust.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the flour and continue to stir. Make sure the mixture remains smooth. Add the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and salt into the mixture.  Continue to whisk until smooth. Pour the filling into the pie crust.
  • Bake pie 55-60 minutes, or until the center is set.  (It should have a lightly golden brown color. )
  • Remove pie from oven and cool completely before serving.

Notes

 
This recipes is for a deep 9 inch pie. It can be separated into two regular pie crust and baked for 40-45 minutes. The pie will be thinner, but still taste great.
Keyword Buttermilk, Dessert, Pie

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