Buttermilk Pie Recipe

This is my mother-in-law’s buttermilk pie recipe. My husband Gary, is her baby boy and this is his favorite pie recipe. I loved my mother-in-law, Isabel Morton…and she loved me. She was small in stature but mighty in spirit. Memama is what my boys called her. She was a good cook and shared this recipe with me many years ago. Memama passed away a couple of weeks before Christmas in 2015 at the age of 92. We’ve missed her so much the past 2 years, but we know she’s in heaven and we will see her again one day.

Buttermilk Pie
1 deep dish refrigerated pie crust (or make a homemade pie crust – always better!)
1 1/2 cups of sugar
3 Tablespoons of White Lily all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
3 eggs, well-beaten
1 cup of buttermilk
1 stick of melted butter (cooled down some)
1 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
    You don’t have to, but I prefer to prebake my pie shell for 5-7 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, blend the sugar, flour, and salt together with a whisk or a large fork.
  3. Add the beaten eggs and buttermilk to the sugar/flour and mix well.
    (You can use a hand mixer if you want to, but I just use a good strong whisk and it works well for me.)
  4. Pour the melted butter and vanilla over the mixture and mix well again.
  5. Pour your buttermilk pie into your pie crust and bake 50-55 minutes or until set.

I hope you will make a buttermilk pie for your family soon! It will become a family favorite in all it’s old-fashioned goodness!




  1. My grandma used to make a delicious sugar cream pie. Is this similar?

    • The recipes are similar for sure and both recipes came out of the same time era, when lots of ingredients were hard to come by! But I believe they are distinct from each other for sure. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Rhonda Robinson says

    Love buttermilk pie!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe that is so cherished by your family!!! The one I’ve used in the past is Mrs. Lillie Bell Seabolt’s recipe. I know you remember her. I’ll have to try this one soon!!! Love you sweet friend!!!

  3. Oh, my! This looks so wonderful! I think we would love this, because we could drink buttermilk by the gallons! So nice to visit with you tonight, sweet friend. God bless you. 🙂

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