Buttermilk Pie

I love pies, but there is something special with the buttermilk ones. They are so simple, yet so delicious and I love that you can pair them with fresh fruit or whip cream or anything else that makes you skirt fly up!

If you have never made buttermilk pie, then I highly recommend you to make one ASAP. Here is my recipe!


for the pie crust

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp iced water
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening


for the filling

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-¾ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ⅓ cups butter, melted
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Start off from the pie crust. In a bowl combine flour and chilled shortening


using your hands break the shortening into the flour until it resemble cornmeal


Add the remaining ingredients


and mix with a spoon


flatten the dough up and wrap it in plastic paper. Place it in your freezer for about 30 min.


While the pie crust is chilling, move on and make the filling.

In a bowl combine the flour, sugar and salt. In a separate bowl crack 3 eggs


beat them slightly


Add the eggs, melted butter, buttermilk and vanilla bean paste into the dry ingredients and whisk until well blended


Roll out the dough into a nice circular shape


and pour the filling  into the pie shell


and bake at 170 C for about 55-60 min or until filling is set and top is golden-brown in color


Let the pie cool and then chill in the fridge until you’re ready to eat.


Then slice it up and decorate with a few slices of fresh apricot or strawberries



Love and Happy weekend!

– LittleDani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.