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Course: dessert
Total time: under 2 hours
Skill level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
Yield: One 9-inch pie
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Buttermilk pie is an old favorite in West Texas where they never had much fresh fruit. The creamy tartness of buttermilk and the citrus tang of lemon combine to make a wonderfully light, tasty pie.

Ingredients

  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1½ teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 pre-made baked 9-inch pie crust

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sugar, flour, and eggs. Blend in the butter and the buttermilk with a whisk. Add the lemon juice, vanilla, nutmeg, and lemon zest and mix well. Pour the filling into the crust.

Set the pie on a baking sheet and bake it for 60 to 75 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out moist but clean.

Remove the pie and let it cool on a rack before cutting.

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Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving

454kcal (23%)
57mg (6%)
2mg (3%)
136mcg RAE (5%)
111mg
10mg
5g
46g
1g
61g
137mg (46%)
184mg (8%)
11g (55%)
22g (33%)
1mg (5%)