Buttermilk Chess Pie

Buttermilk Chess Pie

116 Reviews 14 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 20 m
Recipe by  Krystina

“This simple buttermilk custard pie is an American classic.”

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Original recipe yields 1 - 9 inch pie



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.)
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar and flour. Beat in the eggs and buttermilk until blended. Stir in the melted butter and vanilla. Pour filling into the pie crust.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until filling is set.

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This is very similar to the buttermilk chess we make at my restaurant. The only difference is that we add 4 ounces of dessicated coconut inside the shell before pouring in the filling.



I have several recipes for buttermilk pies. However, this one is going to the top of the list. Others turn out runny but this one cooked to a good consistency. I let it cook awhile longer than the recipe called for so that may be the reason why, but still it has a great taste and the texture is wonderful.



This pie is fantastic! I made it on Easter and my mom asked me to make another one for her birthday. I suggest using a deep dish pie crust because there's too much filling for a standard 9-inch shell. I saved the extra and baked an 8-inch pie a few days later. YUM!!!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 470 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 22.3 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs
  • 63 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 164 mg
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 264 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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