For A Southern Twist On Thanksgiving, Try Sweet & Tangy Buttermilk Pie


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Pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, apple pie… let’s be honest. I love them all, but year after year, I eat the same pies on Thanksgiving day. It’s time to have something a little different.

That’s where buttermilk pie comes in. If you’re not from the south, then you’ve probably never heard of it before. I’m about to relieve that atrocity for you.


Buttermilk pie is like if you mixed a light cheesecake, a vanilla custard, and a lemon meringue pie, but a million times better. You just need to try it.

I found a great recipe for it from Chef John at Food Wishes. As per usual, his recipe is delicious, and I think it’s a great Thanksgiving pie.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Enough pie crust for a 9-inch pie dish
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • For the rest of the ingredients, click here.

First, start by preparing your pie crust and lay it over a 9-inch pie dish. Crimp the dough around the outside, and dock the bottom by poking with a fork, and do something called “blind baking.”

This is when you add some parchment paper and baking weights/beans into the pie to weigh down the crust, and partially bake it so it’s ready for your filling, just like Chef John shows you!

Now you’re ready to prep your filling! Watch Chef John’s video below for the easy instructions, and get to baking it yourself!

Happy Holidays!