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Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie

DEEP SOUTH BUTTERMILK PIE RECIPE MADE FROM SCRATCH! BUTTERY HOMEMADE CRUST WITH A SWEET, CREAMY CUSTARD FILLING
Course Dessert, Pie
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword apple pie spice butter, buttermilk, chess, cookie crust, curd, easy, old fashioned
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 1 pie
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

  • 1 9-inch Pie Crust I use this butter pie crust recipe
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • In a large bowl cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  • Mix in egg yolks, vanilla extract, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • Add in buttermilk. (The batter will be speckled)
  • Mix in flour, cornstarch, salt, and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until fluffy.
  • Fold egg whites into batter until completely combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared pie crust.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 10-20 minutes or until the center is barely jiggly. (cover with foil if top begins to get too brown during baking. I've never had to)
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Pie will get firmer as it cool.
  • *optional* After pie has cooled refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight for a firmer texture.
  • Serve plain (warm or cold) with fruit topping or cream topping if desired.

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Notes

Firmer texture: Let pie cool and then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
*optional* Bake pie crust for about 10 minutes if you do not like a soft bottom crust.