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Lemon Buttermilk Pie

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (6 Reviews)


Lemon Buttermilk Pie

Lemon Buttermilk Pie

Diana Rattray
This lemon buttermilk pie recipe is a delicious old fashioned dessert, wonderful with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh blueberries or raspberries.The original cooking time was 25 minutes, but because of the reviews stating a longer cooking time, I tried it again. The pie I made recently (pictured) worked well with an unbaked crust, baked for a total of 45 minutes. If the crust seems to be browning too much, cover the outer crust with a pie shield or make a shield with aluminum foil.

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
  • cinnamon, optional


Heat oven to 375°.

In a large mixing bowl beat eggs and sugar until light and lemon-colored. Beat in flour, then buttermilk, melted butter, lemon peel, lemon juice, and vanilla.

Pour mixture into pie shell. If desired, sprinkle top lightly with cinnamon. Bake in a 375° oven for 20 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 325° and continue baking until the center is set and barely jiggles, about 20 to 25 minutes longer. Cool on rack.

Makes one 9-inch buttermilk pie, or about 8 servings.

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 5 out of 5
Low Sugar!!, Member jacksongardens

If you were like me, I searched through several cook books and Internet recipes, only to find most required 2c sugar and 1c or less buttermilk. Was happy to find this recipe, requiring only 3/4c sugar and 1.5c buttermilk. This pie turned out great, in spite of my ""error"" in adding 1/2c butter and turning down the temp to only 350. I did have more of a ""curdled"" top layer, but it still had an excellent flavor. Not sure if this recipe required full fat buttermilk, but I used raw cow buttermilk,""fat free"", so probably my slip didn't hurt anything!

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