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mama's buttermilk pie

(56 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Leah Stacey
Huntsville, AL

This is my mom's recipe. I have been eating this awesome pie for years. It is easy to make and best served cold. I like to make it the night before and put it in the fridge to chill. My Great Granny used to make pies out of her home after she retired from the restaurant business. She never wrote any recipes down, so my mom came up with this recipe and says that it is the closest to my Granny's buttermilk pie. NOTE: This recipe does make 2 pies. If you only need one then just divide the recipe in half. Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This recipe was RUNNER-UP in the Just A Pinch Family Holiday Traditions Recipe Contest! My goodness... what a way to indulge! This has found a place in the top of my comfort food list. As a child I used to eat buttermilk pie at every opportunity... not much has changed! Most folks will tell you that a buttermilk pie like this is best after it's been chilled, but I love it fresh out of the oven. Mmmmmm. Give this one a try!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(56 ratings)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mama's buttermilk pie

  • 1 c
    butter, melted
  • 6
    eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 2
    (9in) deep dish unbaked pie shells

How To Make mama's buttermilk pie

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract stirred in a bowl.
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla extract.
  • Salt, corn starch, and sugar added to a bowl.
    In a large bowl, add salt, corn starch, and sugar.
  • Pouring melted butter on top of dry ingredients.
    Melt butter in the microwave. Pour the butter on top of dry ingredients. Mix well.
  • Stirring egg mixture into batter.
    Once all this is mixed then pour the egg mixture on top. Stir until all is incorporated.
  • Pouring batter into pie crust and baking.
    Pour into pie shells evenly. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Pies will be a little jiggle but not runny when done.
  • Placing a pie shield around the crust of the pie.
    *TIP: If you have a pie shield, place it on top of crust about 35 min into cooking. If you don't you can cover the crust with foil to keep it from burning.
  • A slice of Mama's Buttermilk Pie.
    *TIP: When the pie is done, if the butter looks like it is sitting on top of the pies. Just give it time to rest and it will seep back into the pie. Also placing the pie in the fridge will also help this.