This is my mom’s recipe. I have been eating this excellent pie for years. It is easy to make and best served cold. I like to make it the night before and put it in the fridge to chill. My Great Granny used to make pies out of her home after she retired from the restaurant business. She never wrote any recipes down, so my mom came up with this recipe and said that it is the closest to my Granny’s buttermilk pie.
- 1 c butter, melted
- 6 eggs, beaten
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 2 c sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 c buttermilk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 (9in) deep dish unbaked pie shells
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract stirred in a bowl.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla extract.
- Salt, corn starch, and sugar added to a bowl.
- In a large bowl, add salt, corn starch, and sugar.
- Pouring melted butter on top of dry ingredients.
- Melt butter in the microwave. Pour the butter on top of dry ingredients. Mix well.
- Stirring egg mixture into batter.
- Once all this is mixed then pour the egg mixture on top. Stir until all is incorporated.
- Pouring batter into pie crust and baking.
- Pour into pie shells evenly. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Pies will be a little jiggle but not runny when done.
- Placing a pie shield around the crust of the pie.
- *TIP: If you have a pie shield, place it on top of crust about 35 min into cooking. If you don't you can cover the crust with foil to keep it from burning.
- A slice of Mama's Buttermilk Pie.
- *TIP: When the pie is done, if the butter looks like it is sitting on top of the pies. Just give it time to rest and it will seep back into the pie. Also placing the pie in the fridge will also help this.
NOTE: This recipe does make two pies. If you only need one, then divide the recipe in half. Enjoy!