Buttermilk Pie with Strawberry Drizzle

Happy Thursday readers!

Hope you've had a great week!  I am in major countdown mode...in just 8 days I will be off for Spring Break!  Woohoo!

As y'all know, last week was Bryce's birthday and he requested that I make him a buttermilk pie.  I had never heard of the dessert, but my research showed that it is actually a very Southern dish. Having never made it before, I wanted to be sure to find a good recipe and ultimately found two that sounded tasty, so I decided to combine them into my own unique recipe.  We really enjoyed the pie.  It was light and a custard-like with hints of lemon and nutmeg.

The recipes I used for inspiration can be found here and here.

Buttermilk Pie:
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tbs all-purpose flour
1 stick melted butter, slightly cooled
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 9-inch pie shell

Strawberry Drizzle
1/4 cup seedless strawberry preserves
1/2 tbs orange liqueur (I used Patron)

  • Prepare pie shell (I used a frozen shell, so I cooked it according to the directions first)
  • Beat eggs slightly.
  • Mix sugar and flour well and add to eggs, mixing until creamy.
  • Add melted butter, mixing well.
  • Add buttermilk, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and nutmeg.
  • Bake at 325F for ~1 hour, or until custard sets.  The custard should jiggle a bit, however, the middle should not jiggle much more than the sides.  If so, return to oven and bake until the custard has set.

  • Strawberry Drizzle:
  • Pour strawberry preserves in saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir constantly with whisk, until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and add liqueur.
  • Let cool slightly and drizzle over pie.  (When slicing Bryce's piece, I drizzled it over the slice, however, ultimately just spread the rest over the top of the pie!)

  • ENJOY!

    Have you ever had buttermilk pie before?

    What are your favorite Southern desserts?

    Have a great day!


    1. I've never had this before! I like how light it sounds.

    2. My grandmother always made pineapple upside down cake for birthdays :)

    3. Yum! There was a whole spread on buttermilk desserts in Bon Appetit last month. I haven't had one before but this looks amazing.

    4. The only pie I bake is key Lime. But this sounds delicious...and I recall seeing this in an Amish?Penna Dutch cookbook.

    5. This sounds so delicious and I happen to have a gluten free pie shell waiting for a recipe this delicious to come along! Happy belated birthday Bryce!

    6. I didn't notice until you posted about buttermilk pie but it's in one of our boys' books - Bubba and Beau Meet the Relatives. Truly a southern read (if you can't tell from the title). I love key lime pie - does that count as southern?

    7. This sounds like a pie that I made last year but mine called for bourbon. I really like the idea of the strawberry drizzle. I bet it would even be good on some vanilla ice cream!

    8. That pie looks amazing! Wish my hubby liked sweets as much as me because if I make it I'll be the only one eating it!

    9. Oh my goodness I don't think I've ever seen or tried this so thanks for sharing!!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend lady and continue celebrating!! xoxo

    10. soo adorable and that pie looks delicious! I will have to try the recipe for my next dinner party!


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    11. I've never heard of buttermilk pie before! It looks/sounds delicious though!! :) We are off for Spring Break from April 11-20! :) Yay!

    12. Ooh you used the Joy the Baker recipe! I hope it was good! it looks yummy. I need to try this pie. I've never had one but they look scrumptious.


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