Buttermilk Pie with Molasses

Buttermilk Pie with Molasses

14 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    50 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 5 m
Esther Nelson
Recipe by  Esther Nelson

“This is a good pie for BBQ's or picnics. Someone's always asking me what is in this pie.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 nine inch pie



  1. In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, and beat well. Beat in the eggs. Add flour, buttermilk, and vanilla; beat until smooth
  2. Pour filling into pie shell, and bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C); bake for an additional 45 minutes, or until set.
  3. Cool at room temperature, then chill. When serving, drizzle individual servings of pie with molasses for that unbeatable combination of flavors!

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Based on previous comments, I only used 1 1/4 cup sugar and the pie was plenty sweet. I used a frozen pie crust (thawed), and luckily I had purchased the "deep dish" size because it filled up the pie crust. My pie seemed to separate into two distinct layers, the bottom layer was yellow custard and the top layer was a lighter yellow with a firmer texture. This must be the nature of buttermilk pies because another recipe I made from an old cookbook did the same thing. A nice, old-fashioned dessert!



This delicious pie tastes just like the pies my grandma Bee used to make back in Kentucky! I tried a slice without the molasses, and it was plenty sweet.



This pie was easy to whip up, and looked really nice, but I felt it was extremely sweet. I think the molasses would compliment the tangy buttermilk flavor, but the pie was so sweet by itself, the molasses was overkill. I would recommend reducing the sugar in the pie by at least 3/4 cup. One of my picky eaters gobbled it up, but the other one wouldn't touch it.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 475 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 21.1 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs
  • 67.9 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 259 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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