#20 Buttermilk Pie

We just returned from San Antonio where we spent two lovely days relaxing, swimming, boat riding, fishing, sight seeing…and melting!  We stayed at a gorgeous lake house owned by some of my parents good friends.  Their son just happens to be this guy, who happens to be in this popular movie series.  If you’re wondering what this starstruck girl thinks about this, you should know that I loved every minute of it. 🙂

We visited The Alamo, which was amazing!

It’s crazy to see relics of battles fought so many years ago.  We also walked down the Riverwalk which was stunningly beautiful, despite the fact that I quite literally felt like my face was melting off.

Fun trip, new memories made, and days filled to the brim with joy!  The only thing missing was a pretty sister, a brother-in-law to capture our trip in photographs, and a nephew to point at the water incessantly to tell us what it is.  Oh how I miss them!

This next recipe that my mom chose was also because of it’s southern roots.  Buttermilk Pie is described as a mild flavored custard pie, although my mom swears it really is different than custard.  I’ll admit that it sounds a bit uninteresting, but it  is truly far from boring.  With a filling that consists of merely eggs, sugar, buttermilk, a small amount of flour, and butter, it’s one of the easiest pies a person could make!

Buttermilk Pie (recipe courtesy of Carolyn Price-friend of my mom’s!)

1 stick butter

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

3 rounded Tbsp flour

1 cup buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla


  • Cream the butter with an electric mixer until it looks light and fluffy (about 1 minute)
  • Add the sugar and continue mixing for about another minute.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg.  Add the flour and mix until combined.
  • Mix together the buttermilk and the vanilla and then add.
  • Pour the filling into a 10-inch, unbaked pie shell.  Dust the top of the pie with nutmeg.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (feeling should feel set in the middle, only slightly jiggly).

What I love about this simple Southern pie:  There couldn’t be an easier pie to create!

What I hate about this simple Southern pie:  It’s not super rich, and quite light, so way too easy to eat more than you need to. 🙂

3 thoughts on “#20 Buttermilk Pie

  1. Sarah Swan says:

    It’s true, T would have taken INCESSANT photos and E would have pointed and said “Ah-wahhh” a billion times. We wish we could have been there too. But I’ve never seen a prettier “melted” face. That’s certainly not what they look like in the movies!

  2. Sue Heimer says:

    This pie look delicious! I hope to make it soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe! And your trip…..my husband and I have San Antonio on our “bucket list”. Someday……:) Hugs across the miles to you….

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