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Book Club Buttermilk Pie Recipe

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Recently I hosted my Dixie Diva Book Club meeting.  The book selection for October was Alan Bradley's The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, so can you guess what I served for dessert? You guessed it: pie!  I decided to cook my family's favorite pie for the ladies, and I would like to share my recipe with you.  The great thing about this recipe is that it makes two pies: one to eat and one to share!

(I will be reviewing The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie this Friday, November 5th.)

Yummy Buttermilk Pie

5 eggs (room temperature)
2 cups sugar
1 cup whole buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 heaping teaspoon grated lemon rind (at least two lemons)
3/4 cup melted unsalted butter
1 1/2 tablespoons flour (all purpose)
2  8" pie shells (deep dish!)

Combine first two ingredients, and beat well.  Stir in buttermilk and next 2 ingredients.  Stir in melted butter and flour.  Pour into two 8-inch deep dish pie shells.  Bake at 275 degrees for ten minutes.  Increase to 300 degrees, and bake 45 - 50 minutes.

Garnish with fresh fruit, freshly ground nutmeg, lemon zest, mint leaves, and/or freshly whipped cream.

Until next time....

Ricki Jill


  1. Just made the most delicious pie in the world! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    Happy holidays,
    Noha Nadler

  2. I will try this one Ricki. YUM!

  3. Hi Ricki Jill, I just "met" you over at Junk Chick Cottage. Had to check out your recipes. This sounds amazing!


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