Nannies Buttermilk Pie

Nannie’s Buttermilk Pie is a classic Southern dessert that combines the richness of butter and buttermilk with a hint of vanilla, all nestled in a flaky pie crust. This simple yet indulgent pie is sure to become a family favorite.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

You’ll love Nannie’s Buttermilk Pie for its creamy texture, delicate balance of sweetness, and nostalgic, comforting flavors. It’s an easy-to-make dessert that’s perfect for any occasion, from family gatherings to potlucks.


  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 9-inch pie shell, unbaked


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until well blended.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Add the vanilla extract, salt, and flour, and mix until well combined.
  5. Gradually beat in the buttermilk until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  6. Place the pie shell on a baking sheet lined with foil to catch any overflow.
  7. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the pie shell, filling it to the top. If there is any remaining mixture, pour it into an ungreased custard cup.
  8. Bake the pie for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until the center is set and the top is golden brown.
  9. Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool until almost at room temperature before serving.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Servings: 8
  • Calories: 380 per serving


Store Nannie’s Buttermilk Pie covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe Tips

For an extra touch of flavor, consider adding a sprinkle of nutmeg or a dash of lemon zest to the filling before baking. Serve the pie with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful treat.

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