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Southern Buttermilk Pie #bloggersCLUE


Southern Buttermilk Pie

So what in the world happened to our gorgeous fall weather? I was getting my boots out and even bought a new sweater! I really got into the fall baking and was planning out my pie baking marathon. Then November turned into a repeat of August here in Florida. But that didn't stop me from continuing the pie baking plans! The first on the list was this lovely Southern Buttermilk Pie!



What is so special about a buttermilk pie? For one thing, it's sweet and simple. It uses ingredients that most southern bakers have in their cupboards. The buttermilk makes it so moist, but you don't have to worry about tasting a strong tangy buttermilk flavor!! This custard like pie is a cinch to put together and is so perfect to bake for the holidays!

You could dress it up with a cranberry sauce drizzle (not a thick sauce, like a syrup consistency). It is a pie that is so easy to put together (use a ready made pie crust if you want and it will make it even easier)and can be enjoyed for any special occasion, not just during the holidays! Buttermilk pie is a traditional pie in the south that is elegant and simply delicious.
Southern Buttermilk Pie


It is time for another #bloggersClue event and I was assigned Sue from A Palatable Pastime. I haven't ever explored Sue's blog before, and there was so much to see! I really enjoyed even reading Sue's bio (I like to read bio's): "We're cooking up real food here, be it simple or sophisticated, and every bite is food I have made for my family and friends. No smoke, no mirrors. Real recipes, real people. I do hope you enjoy!" No smoke or mirrors...I love that! She said she made real food, and yes, she does! I was on a search for pies and really was considering her sweet potato pie. Then I remembered my kids weren't too crazy about it, so I considered the Southern Buttermilk Pie.
Southern Buttermilk Pie

Southern Buttermilk Pie




Today is reveal day, and this month’s theme is: pies. Check out all the lovely recipes my fellow Blogger C.L.U.E. participants are sharing today.

There are different ways to make a Southern Buttermilk Pie. I really like A Cozy Kitchen's Raspberry Buttermilk pie (the swirls are so pretty!). This buttermilk pie from Joy the Baker has a really great blackberry sauce (and a really cute story to read!). I have got to make this buttermilk pie with pecan crust (pecan crust!!!).

I adapted a little the filling that is on Sue's site. I added a touch of Limoncello to give it a little Italian flavor! It's homemade from my Calabrian mother-in-law! I used my pie crust and made some whipped cream to use on top. Feel free to use whatever pie crust you and whipped cream. Just be sure to eat more pie!

Southern Buttermilk Pie

by Savoring Italy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45-50 minutes

Ingredients (1 9-inch pie)
  • 1 9-inch pie crust recipe (unbaked)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon Limoncello (or juice of 1 lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash of nutmeg
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350º F.

Prepare pie pan with pie crust.

Cream the butter and sugar. Mix in the flour, salt and eggs. Stir in the buttermilk,limoncello and the vanilla extract. Pour into the unbaked pie crust (dash on a little nutmeg on top if you like)

Bake for 45-50 minutes until set and golden brown, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle. The pie may still jiggle a little after baking.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool and set before slicing. Serve with whipped cream, if you'd like.

Store in the refrigerator.

26 comments

  1. This is one pie I've never had the chance to make or enjoy! Your beauty has made me want to add it to my baking list! Wow!!!

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  2. Buttermilk pie is one of my favorites - yours looks perfect Lora..so smoooth and creamy!

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  3. I love buttermilk pie and this one sure looks delicious!

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  4. Beautiful photos! I loved this recipe since it is so much more healthy than others like it. Virginia Willis does great pie!

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  6. I have seen references to a buttermilk pie but I have never had any nor have I made one...After reading about it, I think it would be something we would like and fun to try!

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  7. I've never heard of Buttermilk Pie, but I'm betting it's divine! And I'm also thinking that that shot of Limoncello makes it extra special.

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  8. I've heard of but have never tried buttermilk pie - it sounds wonderful, so refreshing!

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  9. What a facinating pie! I MUST try this very soon. Nice choice for this month's CLUE post!

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  11. I haven't had a buttermilk pie in years! I'd love to try this one. I love the idea of adding a cranberry sauce! And August weather in November? Ugh. I hope that changes soon!

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  12. Since I've come to live in the south, I'm a big fan of buttermilk pies. Who would have thought that such a simple thing can have so much flavor! Your version looks delicious.

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  13. That's truly a gorgeous pie, Lora, although I am sorry you had to bake it in the heat!

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  14. What a gorgeous pie! And I love the idea of topping it with a drizzle of cranberry syrup. I hope you get some cooler weather soon!

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  15. Buttermilk pie is a Thanksgiving pie of my youth. My grandmother always made it and it was my favorite!

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  16. What a great classic, traditional pie. Beautiful presentation.

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  17. Oh no! I hope that you get your Fall weather back soon! I'm loving ours! Oh and YES to this southern buttermilk pie!!!

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  18. I lived in Florida and fall was the most frustrating time for me! I love the cold weather - snuggle up with a cup of tea and bake all day... so, I totally know what you're going through!
    I don't think I ever had Buttermilk Pie! It's sounds delicious! You picked a great recipe - yum!

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  19. How have I still not tried buttermilk pie? I'm even from Mississippi! This needs to change, and I think your recipe is going to be the one to get me to finally make it. Looks so perfect!

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  20. I've never before seen (or eaten) a buttermilk pie. This needs to change. It looks delicious!

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  21. I have thought about making a Buttermilk Pie. I've never tasted one but it just sounds good. You addition of Limoncello,,,genius!

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  22. I've always wanted to make this pie, but haven't done it yet. Yours looks amazing. And yes what is up with this heat? It's ridiculous!

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