Warm Apple-Buttermilk Custard Pie

Diane Hopson Smith


A wonderful apple pie just in time for fall!

The key to both a flaky piecrust and crisp streusel topping is to keep them as cold as possible before putting them into the oven.

I stumbled across this recipe several years ago when I was doing my favorite thing; searching for recipes! And, it has proved worthy!

Borrowed photo. Recipe tried and true.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
1 Hr 20 Min


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  • CRUST:

  • 1/2
    (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie (pillsbury)
  • ·
    cooking spray

  • 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    chilled butter, cut into small pieces

  • 5 c
    sliced peeled granny smith apples (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3 large
  • 1 3/4 c
    buttermilk, fat-free
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Warm Apple-Buttermilk Custard Pie


  1. Preheat oven to 325º.
  2. To prepare crust, roll dough into a 14-inch circle; fit into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate coated with cooking spray. Fold edges under; flute. Place pie plate in refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. To prepare streusel, lightly spoon 1/3 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 1/3 cup flour, brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Place streusel in refrigerator.
  4. To prepare the filling, heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add sliced apple, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; cook 10 minutes or until the apple is tender, stirring mixture occasionally. Spoon the apple mixture into prepared crust.
  5. Combine remaining 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, salt, and eggs, stirring with a whisk. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla. Pour over apple mixture. Bake at 325º for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 300º (do not remove pie from oven); sprinkle streusel over pie. Bake at 300º for 40 minutes or until set. Let stand 1 hour before serving.
    CALORIES 317 (29% from fat); FAT 10.1g (sat 4.6g, mono 3g, poly 1.2g); PROTEIN 5g; CARB 52.6g; FIBER 1.3g; CHOL 76mg; IRON 0.8mg; SODIUM 230mg; CALC 73mg;

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About Warm Apple-Buttermilk Custard Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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