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Old Fashioned Buttermilk Lemon Pie

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Lemon Pie

 I always wondered what Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie would taste like. It's creamy, I loved that.  The lemon flavor was perfect, it was like what a lemon sherbet ice cream would taste like.  Not in your face lemon flavor, but very nice and enjoyable
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword #pie, buttermilk lemon pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Author Mary Bostow


  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
  • 4 eggs slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • Grated zest from one lemon
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Make your homemade pie crust and place in a 9 inch pie plate. If using premade frozen, unthaw. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer beat eggs and sugar until light yellow in color, the mixture will be slightly thick. Beat the flour in first, then the buttermilk, melted butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla.
  • Pour the mixture into you unbaked pie crust. Bake at 375° 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.