Karen's Buttermilk Pie

Shelia Senghas Recipe

By Shelia Senghas earthbaker

Cook Time:

My sister made a delicious Buttermilk Pie. She has long passed, however, her pie will live on.


2 stick
butter, room temperature
3 3/4 c
1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/4 tsp
salt (optional)
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
unbaked pie shell

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine sugar and butter until well blended. Add the eggs and mix well.

Add the flour and salt and blend.

Add buttermilk and the vanilla and stir until well mixed.

Pour into 9 inch or larger pie shells and bake at 350 degrees until the pie no longer jiggles in the middle. I bake mine for 45 minutes, however, depending on your oven it may take up to 30 minutes longer. Cool before cutting.

Note: This can be made with a mixer and is also easy to do without one.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #butter, #easy, #buttermilk

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Sally Gotkiewicz SallyGee
Nov 10, 2014
Hi Sheila! I'm going to make this beautiful looking pie very soon! I wanted to tell you that I'm so glad that you mention how long you bake the pie and how much longer it may have to bake in someone else's oven. It's frustrating when I make something from a recipe and it doesn't even look close to being done at the time it's supposed to be done.
I'm sorry about your sister, but it sounds like Karen left lots of happy memories with your family to warm your hearts. Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a Merry and blessed Christmas. Oh, and I'm going to make the chocolate version too! :)
Thanks so much,
Sally Gotkiewicz
Shelia Senghas earthbaker
Dec 23, 2013
Tom and Kat, thank you for your comments. I am happy that my sister's recipe is making others happy.
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Kat Morgan katmorgan2402
Dec 13, 2013
Thanks your sister , Karen for this wonderful pie recipe..!!! I made the recipe exactly as it was. I only halved it to make one pie.The best thing about this pie is most always one will have all the ingredients readily in the pantry and fridge..What a great ole time recipe with loads of flavor..My husband just went mmmmmm, mmmmm , on every bite..A keeper for sure and a handy pie to whip up and make some mouths very happy ..I used butter at room temp . The pie has a nice little top crunch. I think the sugar did that and the middle of pie is nice and soft , melts in your mouth ..I only had one little bite because I am diabetic . but what a mouth pleasing bite..Wish I could eat a whole piece.

Thanks and your sisters recipes lives on and will in my house from now on!
Tom Miller ILuvPuppies
May 6, 2013
Shelia, over the last month and a half I've tried a couple other buttermilk pie recipes and a couple of chess pie recipes... I find that your recipes, both Karens and the choc version stand above the others in simplicity and taste. I've let some of the relatives try them as I've made them I've already gotten requests to bring both of your versions to this years Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners...... Nuff Said! :)